ANTH 113 - (CC) Archaeology of Ancient American Civilizations
Semester Hours:3Fall, Spring
Study of the present state of archaeological knowledge about the development of such pre-Columbian New World civilizations as the Olmec, Maya, Toltec, Aztec and Inca. Recent archaeological evidence and glyph translations are discussed and analyzed in the context of prevalent theoretical perspectives. Distinctive forms of agriculture, cities and state formation in the New World are presented.