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Great Transformations

Great Transformations

Term
Subject Area
Course Number
ANTH 005 601
Course Code
ANTH005601
Course Key
72300
Day(s)
Tuesday
Thursday
Time
5:15pm-6:45pm
5:15pm-6:45pm
Secondary Program
Fulfills
History & Tradition Sector (All Classes)
Course Description
This course explores the history and archaeology of the last 20,000 years from the development of agriculture to the industrial revolution. Why did people across the world abandon foraging for farming? How and why did cities and states develop? Why did societies succeed or fail? How have humans transformed themselves and the natural world, including the landscape and the climate? We will explore the methods that archaeologists use to consider these questions and analyze evidence for social and economic change from the Middle East, the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe. In addition, students will have a chance to conduct hands-on exercises with artifacts from the Penn Museum during practicums.
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