ANTH 2225 – Ancient Civilizations
(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture
This course critically examines the theories and facts behind what is meant by “civilization”, the origins of agriculture and its impact on social complexity. The focus is on several of the earliest civilizations in both the Old and New World, including the Sumerians of Mesopotamia, the Harappans of the Indus Valley, Old Kingdom Egypt, China, the Andes, and the Maya of Mesoamerica.
Prerequisite: Any one of Anthropology 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104, 1105, or consent of the department.