Archaeology: An Introduction to History and Prehistory

Code: AA51501

Dates: June 24 - July 29, 2022

Meets: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Sessions: 6

Location: ONLINE

Course Fee: $89.00

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Join the Penn Museum's Mediterranean Section consulting professor, Asil Yaman, as he discusses a wide variety of topics relevant to contemporary archaeological practices. Examine how artifacts are analyzed and how archaeological sites are interpreted. Learn about the large variety of specialized subfields. Discuss critical concepts regarding chronology, the application of scientific techniques, methodology and fieldwork.. Then delve into a variety of topics explored by archaeologists – human origins and ancestry, populating the world, the prevalence of hunting and gathering subsistence strategies through time and across the globe. In addition, examine major changes in human development – the domestication of plants and animals, the transition to food production, “settling” down, the increase and concentration of populations along with ancient urbanization. Scrutinize the archaeological evidence highlighting the formulation of social and cultural complexity, and evaluate archaeological interpretations recognizing past religion, trade and exchange, warfare, early writing, social stratification, political and economic systems.
Fee: $89.00

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