128: Special Topics in Archaeology - Human Palaeoecology

Instructor: Lisa Maher

Time: Tu, Th 12:30 pm - 1:59 pm 

Units: 3

Course Number25343 

Since the end of the Pleistocene and especially with the development of agriculturally based societies humans have had cumulative and often irreversible impacts on natural landscapes and biotic resources worldwide. Thus "global change" and the biodiversity crisis are not exclusively developments of the industrial and post-industrial world. This course uses a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing upon methods and data from archaeology, palynology, geomorphology, paleontology, and historical ecology to unravel the broad trends of human ecodynamics over the past 10,000 years.

Requirements Course Fulfills

Biological Sciences, L&S Breadth

Social & Behavioral Sciences, L&S Breadth