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The First North Americans

Tuesday 21 January 2020, 1.00PM to 3.00pm

This course will examine the fascinating archaeology of pre-contact North America. We will look at highlights such as first settlement, maize-growing, and the emergence of complex societies before European contact. We will explore initial colonisation by Eurasian hunter-gatherers, the geography of North America, colonisation of the continent, Palaeo-Indian hunter-gatherer societies, the Middle and Late Archaic early mound builders, the Woodland-Adena-Hopewell and Mississippian cultures, and the pueblos of the American Southwest. Finally, we will compare and contrast these societies to others in the New World.

Tutor: Heather Brothwell MA MA LLB

  • Term: Spring
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Start Date: 21 January 2020 (no class on 18 February)
  • Time: 1-3pm
  • No. of weeks: 5
  • Full fee: £40

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