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Colgate University    
2017-2018 University Catalogue 
  Feb 18, 2018
2017-2018 University Catalogue

ANTH 376 - Archaeology of the Inkas and their Ancestors (MC, GR)

This course explores the many cultures that flourished in the Central Andes of South America, from the Inka Empire to the earliest inhabitants during the Paleolithic. By examining the cities, shrines, and habitations they left behind, archaeology allows for unique glimpses into the Pre-Columbian past in an area of the world with no written records prior to the 16th Century. Students trace the development of long-distance trade, the origins of agriculture, the spread of early religious traditions, and the formation of the first cities and empires in South America. In addition to learning the culture history of the Central Andes, student engage in contemporary debates including cultural tourism and the popularization of the Andean past; art markets, looting, and ownership of archaeological remains; and the relationship of present-day Andean communities to their material heritage. (MC, GR)

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No First-year
Recommended: A background in archaeology is beneficial but not required
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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