Archaeology and Anthropology of the Environment
Instructor: Junko Habu
Term: Spring 2019
Time: Tu, Th 3:30 pm - 4:59 pm
Course Number: 30120
The major issues, research objectives, databases, and techniques involved in the study of past society's relationship and interaction with the natural environment. Particularly methods that use "noncultural" information in archaeological research, but with a cultural orientation. Major subjects addressed will be paleoenvironmental reconstruction; human-environment interaction, impact, and environmental degradation; paleodiet and domestication; land-use and social environments; with an emphasis on ecofactual analysis.