ANT320H1: Ancient Cultures of the Andes


This class offers intensive study of the archaeology and culture history of the Andean region prior to the Spanish conquest. The complexity and distinctiveness of Andean social organization, political institutions, religious ideologies, and economic practices have long fascinated anthropologists. Ultimately, the course will explore Andean cultures over a 10,000 year period, highlighting key debates, current research projects, and innovative theoretical approaches shaping contemporary archeological scholarship in South America and beyond.

Society and its Institutions (3)