True to rumor, archaeology involves priceless treasures, exotic locations, and fantastic imaginations.
(2010) Patterns of East Asian pig domestication, migration, and turnover revealed by modern and ancient DNA, Introduction to Archaeology Undergraduate Lecture.
Archaeology writes the evolution of the human superorganism – past, present, and future.
Students will evaluate current and historic representations of “primitive” people and culture through the lens of contemporary research, evidence, and interpretation.Loukas Barton earned his Ph D from the University of California, Davis in 2009 and a BA from Yale College in 1997. Archaeological Data Analysis 1Graduate/Undergraduate Lecture and Lab.As an archaeologist, he studies the material record of change in human behavior, social organization, and survival over long periods of time. This course is an introduction to basic principles of statistics as applied to the analysis of archaeological data, and it is the first part of a progressive series offered through the Department of Anthropology.Regional Focus: Chinese Loess Plateau; Tengger Desert; Ordos Plateau. To what extent did human groups modify their environments in the past?Cooperating Institutions: Lanzhou University; University of California; University of Nevada; Gansu Province Kaogusuo; Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Durham University. How have these modifications promoted or complicated the survival and persistence of individuals, groups, organizations, behaviors and traditions?