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2016 - 2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2016 - 2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANT 4400 - Paleolithic Archaeology (3)

When Offered: Spring
A detailed examination of the Paleolithic from a paleoanthropological perspective. The archaeological record (sites, tools, fauna, and geology), methods, and theories for the evolution of our ancestors are explored, as well as competing models concerning extinctions. Students will learn of the evidence for such major events in the Paleolithic such as the organization of technologies, the demise of the Neandertals, competing explanations for cave art, the evolution of human consciousness, and the emergence of “culture as we know it.” Special attention is given to the inferential methods employed to interpret the archaeological record of the Paleolithic.
Students who have previously received credit for ANT 4401  may not enroll in or receive credit for ANT 4400.
Prerequisites: ANT 2215 , ANT 2221 , and ANT 2230 .