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.