Old World Prehistory

Course Number: 
123A
Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Section: 
001 LEC
Location: 
Moffitt Library 102
Instructor: 
Lisa A. Maher
Units: 
4
Time: 
Tu, Th 12:30 pm - 1:59 pm
CCN: 
31958

This course explores the dramatic developments in human evolution, behavior, and culture that accompany the emergence of prehistoric human society, from our eraliest Paleolithic ancestors who first ventured out of Africa over a million years ago to the origins of settled farming economies and the first urban environments. Focusing on the Old World, we trace these interconnected transitions in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The archaeological record forms our dataset, providing a rich record of economic and technological developments, settlement, architecture, burial practices, art, ideology, and social organization.