ARCH 104: African Cultural Heritage The course is designed to enable the student to understand what the ―African Cul tural Heritage‖ is. After a definition of the ―African Cultural Heritage‖, emphasis will be placed on the material, social and ideological behaviour of Africans from the earliest times to the present, as revealed by archaeological, historical and the ethnographic evidence. LEVEL 200 COURSES ARCH 201: Fundamentals of Archaeological Science The course outlines the framework within which archaeologists work, and also examines the methods, goals and theoretical concepts used in accomplishing the task of reconstructing and explaining past behaviour patterns. It deals with the nature, origins and growth of archaeology; archaeological cultures and contexts; categories of archaeological evidence; formation and transformation of sites; site survey, excavation; dating methods, reconstruction, description, analysis, and interpretation of artefacts. ARCH 202: Foundations of Old and New World Civilizations The course will guide the student to understand the evolution of human beings, and the spread of early peoples across Africa, Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. It will deal with environmental, demographic, technological, economic and other changes by which people turned from foraging to food- production. Factors that led to the development of the world‘s e arliest ―civilizations‖ in the Near East, Meso -America, Egypt, the Indus Valley and China will be examined. ARCH 203: Human Origins and Cultural Foundations in Africa The course traces bio-cultural and social developments in Africa from the earliest times, including the beginnings of domestication and settled life. Hominid sites and the Stone Age sequence in Africa, the ecology of early human forms, prehistoric art of Africa, including symbolism, will be examined. ARCH 204: Early Civilizations of Africa The course will examine the environmental, social and cultural dynamics that led to urbanism and other aspects of cultural transformation in Africa before the advent of European colonialism. Topics include concepts of civilization, civilization of Africa, including those of the Nile Valley, the Horn of Africa, the Western Sudan, Zimbabwe, the Inland Niger Delta and the West African Rainforest. The role of the peripheries in the development of these centres will be looked at. LEVEL 300 COURSES ARCH 301: Archaeology and the Natural Environment
259 This course deals with the interaction between people and their ever-changing environment. It is aimed at making cultural behaviour intelligible by relating it to the physical world in which it develops. Topics include human settlement behaviour, patterns of exploiting and conserving the environment, and the influence of the environment on the archaeological record.
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- Summer '16
- Academic degree, University of Ghana