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ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY POLYTECHNIC CAMPUS ASB 222 - Line # 99899, Buried Cities and Lost Tribes Fall 2006 Online Instruction August 21 - December 15, 2006 Instructor: L. DaCosta Communication: E-mail [email protected] (Questions will be addressed via e-mail. However, you may schedule a phone appointment). REQUIRED TEXT AND SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS Text: Quest for the Past, 2 nd Ed ., by Brian M. Fagan, 1994. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland. This text is available at both the Polytechnic and the Tempe Campus Bookstores. Supplemental Readings will be posted online. COURSE INFORMATION Please log on to Blackboard on Mondays and Wednesdays after 11:00 a.m. to receive lecture notes and new 'Announcements' pertaining to this course. You are encouraged to conduct discussions on the Discussion Board during these times and continue at any other time. These constitute part of your participation points. Chapter synopses must be submitted to the Blackboard ASSIGNMENTS Forum by 11:00 a.m. on the due dates. As part of your participation in this class, you are required to log on to the Discussion Board at least twice per week (Mondays and Wednesdays) and participate in the discussions on the text chapters, supplemental readings, and Current Events articles. COURSE DESCRIPTION This course offers an introduction to archaeology through discoveries and the researchers who made them. Emphasis is on methods of archaeological fieldwork and what these discoveries reveal about human development or our human heritage. Typical questions include who were they, where did they come from, when were they here, when did they leave, why, and where did they go? COURSE OBJECTIVES 1. Demonstrated understanding of the origins of settled life-ways, the rise of cities and complex societies, political strife across different cultures. 2. Demonstrated understanding of how and why ancient human cultures changed through prehistoric times. 3. Demonstrated knowledge of gender roles in ancient societies. 4. Demonstrated understanding of the ways in which people in the past made their living and the problem of social inequality and political strife. 5. Demonstrated understanding of the applicability of our human heritage in current events. 6.
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