Human Origins and Civilisations
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
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.
Scarre, C., The Human Past. Thames and Hudson
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