Mar 25, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog
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ANTH 316 - Aztec, Inca, and Maya Archaeology


This course provides an introduction to the study of the Prehispanic civilizations of the New World. The curriculum will cover pertinent archaeological, ethnohistoric, and epigraphic data from three of the best-known new world states: the Maya of southern Mesoamerica, the Aztecs of central Mexico, and the Inca of the Andes. The perspective of this course is explicitly comparative, and case studies will be examined within the framework of anthropological theories of ancient states. For each civilization, we will examine several categories of variability, including: environmental setting, origins of complexity, political organization, social organization, economy, and religion and ideology.

Prerequisites & Notes: ANTH 210 or instructor permission.
Credits: 5
Grade Mode: Letter



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