MESOAMERICA BEFORE CORTEZ
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ANTH 0536 - MESOAMERICA BEFORE CORTEZ


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
When Cortez and his Spanish soldiers arrived in Mexico, they found Indians living in large cities with impressive temples raised on tall pyramids, lavish palaces for rulers, elaborate markets, and skilled craftsmen working in gold, copper, feathers, stone, pottery, and other materials. They were astonished at a civilization so like their own and yet so different (so "barbaric" to European eyes). This course explores the development of this civilization back to its roots several thousand years ago, by reconstructing earlier cultures known only from archeological evidence.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis


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