Origins of Western Civilization: Cultural Anthropology & Human Pre-History
An exploration of human innovation in pre-history, this course looks at the origins of agriculture, the first uses of bronze and iron tools, and explores some of civilization's oldest cities and empires!
US Grade 6 - 9
Humans who lived 12,000 years ago didn't have it easy. Food was scarce, and everything was a threat. So how did they manage to start farming, building cities, and inventing languages? This course explores what everyday life was like for humans in pre-history, and trace how their decisions led to the society we live in today! Each week we will discuss a different topic, starting with the first generation of humans who began to move away from the hunter-gatherer lifestyle into the cultivation...
I am a practicing bioarchaeologist, and wrote my Master's thesis on the subject of paleopathology of Neolithic populations in North Africa -- people who lived during this transitional period from human pre-history into the agricultural age. The lifestyles of these ancient populations influence us in many ways today, including what we eat, where we live, and even how tall we are!
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Meet the teacher
Hi everyone! My name is Susan, and I have a BA in Cultural Anthropology and an MA in Bioarchaeology, as well as a BFA in Theatre Performance from Tulane University in beautiful New Orleans, LA. I love anything related to the humanities and the...
$140for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
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Live video meetings
2-14 learners per class