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ANTH331 The Emergence of Agriculture: an Archaeological Journey

Understanding the emergence of world agriculture from an archaeological perspective. Detailed case examples will be given from China, the Near East, Europe, the Americas and the Pacific.

This paper will lead you to an understanding the emergence of world agriculture from an archaeological perspective. Detailed case examples will be given from China, the Near East, Europe, the Americas and the Pacific. The warming of the earth some 10,000 years ago marks the independent invention of agriculture across the globe.

This 'Neolithic Revolution' was one of the most important milestones of humankind which led to major changes to human society. Areas of the world took different paths towards its appearance. Take a journey with us in studying the development of agriculture in the Near East, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Pacific. The latest findings from across the globe will be presented

Paper title The Emergence of Agriculture: an Archaeological Journey
Paper code ANTH331
Subject Anthropology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
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Prerequisite
18 200-level ANTH points or108 points
Restriction
ARCH 305
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with ANTH207 passed in 2011 or 2012.
Contact
anthropology@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Glenn Summerhayes
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures and labs
Textbooks
An updated list of texts will be provided each year.
Course outline
Available on Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Cultural understanding.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Develop a critical understanding the emergence of world agriculture from an archaeological perspective. Detailed case examples will be given from China, the Near East, Europe, the Americas and the Pacific.
  • Understand the impact of this 'Revolution' on human society
  • Develop the analytical abilities in undertaking research into the past using primary and secondary sources to construct arguments articulating these within structured works
  • Develop an understanding of the principles that govern natural systems, the effects of human activity on these systems, and the cultures and economies that interact with those systems
  • Understanding why archaeology is fun

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
A2 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
A3 Thursday 10:00-10:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41