Anthropology 290

North American Archaeology

Join us to explore the archaeology of a continent. We will examine Native American and Euroamerican archaeological sites and material as well as explore provocative topics and issues in archaeology. Through sites ranging from Pueblo Bonito to L’Anse-aux-Meadows we will explore when and how people first came to North America, the rise and decline of the Anasazi in the American Southwest, the florescence of powerful chiefdoms (such as the one centered at Cahokia in Illinois), and the myth of the moundbuilders. No special skills or background are required for this course, though a familiarity with archaeology may prove helpful. For additional information contact Dr. John Staeck, 630.942.2022. (5 lecture hours)