2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

ANT 231 - Southwestern Archeology

Description: Survey of man's prehistory in the southwestern United States beginning with the earliest evidence of man in the Southwest and concluding with the period just before Spanish contact.

General Education Competency: Written Communication

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Introduction to archeology
  2. Theories and concepts of Southwest as a region
  3. Paleo-Indians in the Southwest
  4. Desert culture
  5. Anasazi culture
  6. Hohokam culture
  7. Mogollon culture
  8. Sinagua culture
  9. Review of cultural development in Southwest

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Examine and describe archaeological techniques of excavation utilized for acquiring material culture. (1)
  2. Explain the development of prehistoric culture in the Southwest and intercultural interaction. (2,3;)
  3. Evaluate how geographical and environmental variability are the keys to archaeological interpretations of the different prehistoric cultures within the sphere of interaction in the Southwest. (3)
  4. Describe the archaeological cultures of the Southwest with an emphasis on chronology material culture seriation. (4-9)
  5. Examine the circumstances and impact of Spanish contact on indigenous southwestern groups. (2,9)

Required Assessment:
  1. Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 1500 words of monitored writing.