135B: Environmental Archaeology

Archaeology and Anthropology of the Environment

Instructor:  Junko Habu

Term: Spring 2019

Time: Tu, Th 3:30 pm - 4:59 pm

Units: 4

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.