ANTH 201 World Prehistory

A selective worldwide survey of peoples and cultures of the prehistoric past, from the end of the Ice Age to the beginnings of recorded history. Examination of the technologies and institutions developed in antiquity to meet the challenges of the natural and social environments. Emphasis upon the great achievements of prehistory including late Ice Age adaptations, peopling of new continents, development of the worlds major food sources, beginnings of urbanism, ancient American and other early civilizations of the non-Western world.