Jul 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

ANTH 366: Archaeology of Social Change


(1 Unit)
Prerequisite: ANTH 105 or SOC 101 and junior standing or permission of instructor.
In the last 6,000 years people from all over the world have shifted from living in societies in which status and leadership was based on age, gender, and individual achievement to societies in which some people are born into superior social positions. In most societies today—including our own—small groups of people have access to greater resources and economic benefits for little reason other than their family history. How did this come about? Why did people allow themselves to become the subjects of others? Archaeological case studies are analyzed in an attempt to understand this fundamental transition in human society. Chase.