SEM: TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
Anthropology
Course Number: 
347
Institution: 
Smith College
Topics course. This course explores how and why humans across the globe began to domesticate plant and animal resources approximately 10,000 years ago. The first half of the course presents the types of archaeological data and analytical methods used to study the "agricultural revolution." The second half examines case studies from the major centers of domestication in order to investigate the biological, economic and social implications of these processes. Special emphasis is placed on exploring the relationship between agriculture and sedentism, food and gender, the politics of feasting, and methods for integrating archaeological and ethnographic approaches to the study of food.
Comments: 
Topic: Prehistory of Food. Instructor permission. Not open to first-years, sophomores
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
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Schedule #: 
41352-S16

Course Sections

SEM: TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Elizabeth Klarich eklarich@smith.edu Th 01:00-02:50 GREEN 102