ANTHRO 1080: American History Before Columbus





Matt Liebmann 
TBD (likely Tues-Thurs) 

What happened in America before 1492?  What were the major turning points in Native American history? Why don't we know more about the ancient history of North America?  Anthropology 1080 answers these questions by introducing you to the discipline of North American archaeology. This course will help you to understand how Native American societies developed in the millennia before the European invasion, why Indigenous peoples live where they do today, and how their dynamic populations have changed over the course of the past 15,000 years.  In the process you’ll have the opportunity to examine a truly world-class collection of artifacts from the Peabody Museum, allowing you to hold the remains of American history in your own hands and investigate the past with your own eyes.