3.988 Africa -- Past and Present: An Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials Perspective
Examines prehistory and modern ethnographic diversity of technology on the African continent, with particular emphasis on the sub-Saharan region. Traces the course of human technological evolution from the earliest Plio-Pleistocene tool-making hominids to the modern ethnically diverse inhabitants of the continent, by way of topical case studies. These cases are centered on subsistence adaptations and technological responses. Includes lectures, experience handling prehistoric stone artifacts and modern ethnographic items, and ethnographic films.
This class has no prerequisites.
3.988 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by H. V. Merrick.
This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.
You can find more information at the 3.988 Africa—Past and Present: An Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials Perspective site.
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