LISS.382 ENVIRONMENT and HUMAN ADAPTATION: PRE-EUROPEAN SOUTHWEST



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LISS.382 (2hr) ENVIRONMENT and HUMAN ADAPTATION: PRE-EUROPEAN SOUTHWEST traces the evolution of technology and human environmental adaptations from the adoption of agriculture to European contact in three representative areas of the Greater Southwest -- the San Juan Basin, the Gila-Salt Basin and the Mimbres Basin.

Emphasis is on technology choice and its long term social and ecological consequences including the gradual development of complex societies and their sudden "collapse".

The course includes films, museum visits, and hands on experience with artifacts. The term paper assignment may be presented as a multi-media, hypertext document.

This course is one in a sequence of four courses. tracing the evolution of technology and human environmental adaptations in selected regions in the New World from the arrival of human populations to the present.

More detailed information can be obtained by "clicking" on individual items in the list below and by e-mail from the instructor at the address below.


Colorado School of Mines
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Dr. Joseph D. Sneed
jsneed@mines.edu
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