This course introduces the fundamental concepts of Anthropology in its variety of approaches to the study of culture and society. It is taught in two discrete blocks that focus, respectively, on archaeology and social anthropology as complementary fields of the larger discipline.
Linking themes include:
• The history and development of archaeological and social anthropological methods and ideas
• The concepts of nature, culture, society and evolution
• The interaction between human groups and their material and social environments
• The politics of anthropology around the past and the present
|Teaching Period(s)||First Semester|
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A review of the archaeological evidence for the origins and cultural development of the human species from its earliest appearance up to and including the rise of early civilisations.