Human Origins and Civilisations

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Human Origins and Civilisations

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Archaeology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    18
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    A review of archaeological evidence for the origins and cultural development of the human species from its earliest appearance up to and including the rise of early civilisations.

    Where did we come from? What was the Palaeolithic Stone Age? What was the Neolithic Revolution? How did civilisations develop? Take a journey with us and explore humanities past beginning with our remote ancestors millions of years ago in Africa, to the changing Palaeolithic and the spread of humanity across the globe some 50,000 years ago, to the beginning of agriculture 10,000 years ago, and the beginning of sedentary society, to the beginnings of ancient civilisation. Join us as we explore the ruins of the past through archaeology.

    Textbooks
    Scarre, C., The Human Past. Thames and Hudson

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