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Spring 2016-2017
* EEB 332 / LAS 350 (SA)   na, npdf

Pre-Columbian Peoples of Tropical America and Their Environments

Dolores R. Piperno
Anthony Ranere

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 peopling of tropical America; development of hunting/gathering and agricultural economies; neotropical climate and vegetation history; and the material culture 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%
Other (See Instructor) - 50%

Other Requirements:
International Travel Required

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
40763 L01 TBA        Enrolled:10 Limit:17
40764 B99 TBA        Enrolled:10 Limit:17