Jun 22, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 5020 - The Origins of Agriculture

An intensive study of the human transition from hunting-gathering to cultivation during the post-Pleistocene period. Topics to be treated include: both archaeological and botanical models to explain these processes; the comparison of agricultural systems in various parts of the world; the geographic distribution and biosystematics of selected cultivars; and the cultural systems which have arisen from the economic foundations of plant domestication.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: Junior standing and 12 hours of course work in anthropology, including either (ANTH 1100 or ANTH 2100) or instructor approval.

Credits: 3 hours

Notes: Open to upperclass and graduate students.

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