Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

Anth 366U The Archaeology of Mesoamerica

A survey of the ancient cultures of Mesoamerica emphasizing evidence of the earliest people, subsistence practices including plant domestication, and the development of social complexity. Phenomena such as pyramids and temples, mathematics, calendars and writing systems, combine to paint a rich picture of cultures in the Americas before European contact. Course material focuses on the Olmec, Maya and Highland Mexico.


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