ARCH 112:Archaeology and the African Cultural Heritage


The course examines the role archaeology plays in our understanding of the rich African cultural heritage.  Emphasis is placed on Archaeological, historical and the ethnographic evidence and topics include a definition of the African cultural heritage, the role of Archaeology in understanding the past societies of early man and the beginnings of cultural diversity in Africa, development of farming and sedentary life-styles; growth of cities; arts and crafts; early trade patterns; traditional institutions; cultural practices and heritage resources.