2020-21 Pomona College Catalog 
    
    May 13, 2021  
2020-21 Pomona College Catalog
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ANTH185 PO - Collapse and Transformation: The Archaeology of Complex Societies

When Offered: Offered alternate years; next offered spring 2021.
Instructor(s): A. Chase
Credit: 1

This course introduces multiple approaches to the study of complexity and collapse in the archaeological record, focusing on researchers’ attempts to understand the development of social inequality in diverse societies ranging from North America to Oceana to Africa to Western Asia as well as to see how institutionalized inequality led to complex social formations in Mesopotamia (2500-1600 BC), Egypt (2700-1780 BC), China (1200-950 BC), and the New World (Maya [400 BC - AD 900], Aztec [AD 1400-1500], and Inca [AD 1500]). Letter grade only.
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
Area 2; Writing Intensive



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