ANT 331 Prehistoric and Contemporary Subsistence Systems

Theories concerning the origin and spread of animal and plant domestication are surveyed. Emphasis on the role of agricultural ecology and economics in the evolution of social systems, from small-scale village societies practicing long-fallow cultivation to states and empires depending on complex irrigation agriculture. Both ethnographic and archaeological examples are drawn upon.

Credits:

3

Hours

3

Requirement Designation

Regular Liberal Arts

Offered

Fall-Spring