123A: Old World Prehistory

Instructor: Lisa Maher

Term: Spring 2018

Time: Tu, Th 12:30pm -  1:59pm

This course explores the dramatic developments in human evolution, behavior and culture that accompany the emergence of prehistoric human society, from our earliest Palaeolithic 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.

Requirements Class Fulfills:

  • Meets Social & Behavioral Sciences, L&S Breadth
  • Meets Historical Studies, L&S Breadth