1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

ANTH 3840

Course Name: 
Archaeology of the Middle East
Career: 
Undergraduate
Units: 
3.00

We explore the prehistory and early history of the Middle East and Egypt, focusing mainly on the period from ca. 11,000 to 4000 BP. Through both lectures and discussion, we will examine archaeological research and findings on the origins of food production (the domestication of plants and animals), the earliest village communities, the origins of social ranking, the advent of state societies, urbanism and the origins of writing systems.

Professor/s: 
Requirements: 
Archaeology Area Requirement