1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

ANTH 2890

Course Name: 
Unearthing the Past
Career: 
Undergraduate
Units: 
3.00

The study of past cultures through their material remains. Students gain an understanding of how archaeologists study ancient civilizations as well as the everyday lives of people who lived in these societies. Archaeological methods are reviewed to demystify the process of reconstructing the past. The course also covers some of the major developments in prehistory such as the origins of modern humans, the rise of the first villages and cities, and the emergence of ancient civilizations in North America.