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    Sep 08, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

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    its a good course and can take you higher.• The course define the term archaeology and explain why archaeology ought to be studied. Additionally, its look at the historical development in archaeology the major landmarks in the development of archaeology up to 1900. , characteristics of a good theory are discussed. Also discussed are the various theories that have been used in archaeological discourse. Further it has briefly explained how man’s social past can be reconstructed through archaeological analysis. It has described the meaning of context and its importance in archaeological explanations. it has traced the steps taken to investigate an archaeological site and preservation of excavated materials. It also entails classifying the materials recovered in various categories or typologies. The course has highlighted reasons for dating as well as the various methods that have been used to give a chronological framework to archaeological culture. Finally it explains the relationship that exists between archaeology and other disciplines. In this case we have noted that, to reconstruct the culture of a site, archaeologists depend on technical analyses from metallurgists, chemists, physicists, geologists, botanists, zoologists, historians. • This course examines early African archaeology from its beginning in the late Cenozoic Era to the beginning of the Holocene Epoch. The course focuses on human biological and cultural evolution in connection with environmental changes overtime. The course is divided into 7 major parts. Part 1 introduces the course and provides reasons as to why Africa is important in world archaeology. Part 2 dwells on approaches used to reconstruct palaeoenvironments while part 3 looks at the ape-hominin transition and early hominins. Part 4 dwells on the origin and evolution of the genus Homo. Part 5 delves on modern humans and neandartals while 6 looks at the archaeology of stone tools. Lastly, part 7 dwells on Africa’s Pre-Historic Art.

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    understand the origin of hominids, cultures and migration, the past paleoenvironment, past diets, origin of the race, social political and economic organisation in the early ,middle and late stone periods.

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    12+ hours

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    it requires directing positive attitude towards it and you will love it. what you need is to allocate more time in your studies with lots of research work.

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