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ANTH 8 - Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica


3 units
3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for ENGL 1A 
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course traces the development of the indigenous societies of this region from the entry of humans into the Americas at the end of the Upper Paleolithic until the invasion of the Spaniards in the early sixteenth century. Special attention will be given to those societies that achieved chiefdom or state-level political complexity. Topics will include the languages, writing systems, belief systems, political systems, economies, monuments and art of these peoples.



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