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ANTH 645. Archaeology of Native North America. 3 Credits.

This course introduces students to the archaeology of Indigenous North America from initial human colonization to the onset of the global era. The course provides students with a firm foundation in major themes in the development and diversity of Indigenous cultures in North America, as well as an introduction to key sites and archaeological remains that document these societies. Regions covered include the Great Plains, Eastern Woodlands, Southwest, and Pacific Coast. Topical coverage includes earliest inhabitants, hunter-fisher-gatherer lifeways, the origins of agriculture, mound-building and ritual landscapes, long-distance trade, death and burial, the development of village-based societies, social complexity, and early European colonialism. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see ANTH 445.}.