ANT 351 Climate Change and Human Society in the Past

This course explores how ancient human societies responded to changing climates and environmental risk, as well as how they impacted, altered, and engaged with their environments over the long term. We will use archaeological cases, paleoenvironmental data, and experiential learning to investigate deep historical trajectories of collapse, strategies to mitigate risk, and cultural resilience. We will also reflect on the lessons these case studies have for us today.