ANTH 211 Great Discoveries in South American Archeology • 5 Cr.
Explore the magnificent ancient civilizations of South America by taking a virtual tour of the spectacular ruins of the Inca, Moche, Nazca, Wari and many other prehistoric cultures. A consideration of South American archaeology in global context is addressed, as well as the plight of modern descendants.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
Differentiate between the fields of anthropology and how archaeologists use the culture concept in studying the past.
Recognize, identify, and employ the scientific method in anthropology, and distinguish between coherent arguments based on such principles from other claims.
Assess the vast cultural diversity of prehistoric indigenous peoples of South America.
Describe how archaeological studies of South American Natives reveal characteristics of cultural behavior and explain how those behaviors have changed through time.
Distinguish between several broad prehistoric adaptations made by South American Natives.
Explain the relevance of archaeology to global issues, ethics, and cultural diversity.
Identify how colonial forces impact(ed) indigenous cultures and critique the plight of modern descendants.