For Introduction to Anthropology 2019 the archaeology unit begins with three readings:
- M&G, chapter 5, “Diversity: 2.5 million to 20,000 Years Ago” (99-119)
- April Nowell and Melanie Chang, “Science, the Media, and Interpretations of Upper Paleolithic Figurines.” American Anthropologist (2014)
- Fuentes on the “Human niche” (5-8)
For the tools of teaching archaeology see the August 2019 article Building a Diverse and Inclusive Archaeology by Laura Heath-Stout for a challenge to “build a discipline that is as diverse as the past peoples that we study.”
The next class begins talking about the trade-offs of plant and animal domestication.