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Spring 2010-2011
* EEB 332 / LAS 350 (SA)   na, npdf

Pre-Columbian Peoples of Tropical America and Their Environments

Anthony G. Coates

ENROLLMENT BY APPLICATION OR INTERVIEW. DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION REQUIRED.

The pre-European history of Amerind cultures and their associated environments in the New World tropics will be studied. Topics to be covered include the people of tropical America; development of hunting/gathering and agricultural economies; neotropical climate and vegetation history; and the art, symbolism, and social organization of native Americans. Field and laboratory experiences will incorporate methods and problems in field archaeology, paleoenthnobotany and paleoecology, and archaeozoology.


Reading/Writing assignments:
100 assigned pages of reading a week.

Requirements/Grading:
Take Home Final Exam - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%
Other (See Instructor) - 25%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Prerequisites: 211, and 321 and enrollment in the EEB Spring Semester in tropical ecology program in Panama..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41148 L01 TBA        Enrolled:18 Limit:17 Closed
41149 B01 TBA        Enrolled:18 Limit:17 Closed