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Foragers, Farmers, and Chiefs of the Ancient World


The development of human society from the late Ice Age through complex agricultural communities. Topics include hunting and gathering, post-glacial adaptation, world colonization, causes and consequences of agriculture, and the rise of social inequality. Examples include the Near East, Europe, North America, and Polynesia.

Satisfies a major & minor requirement in Anthropology.

Satisfies the Historical Thought distribution requirement.

Satisfies depth and breadth course requirement in the Social Science track of the Environmental Studies major or interdisciplinary minor.


(Spring; offered in alternating years.)