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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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ANTHR 4213 - [Archaeology of Eurasia: The Caucasus, Steppe, and Central Asia]

(crosslisted) ARKEO 4213  
     
Fall. Next offered 2021-2022. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: previous course in archaeology at the 1000 or 2000 level. Co-meets with ANTHR 7213 /ARKEO 7213 .

A. T. Smith.

This course explores the prehistory and early history of the central Eurasian Steppe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus from the appearance of the first settled villages during the Neolithic through the rise of Eurasian Empires. The goal of the course is to provide students with an overview of the archaeological record and an understanding of the history of research in the area. Throughout, we will be concerned to address four key conceptual issues: 1) social and political relationships between hunting and gathering, agricultural, and pastoral societies; 2) large-scale migrations and long-distance contacts; 3) the impact of technological innovations (e.g., horse domestication, metallurgy) on social transformations; and 4) the interchanges between Eurasian societies and surrounding regions of eastern Europe, southwest Asia and Central Asia.



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