ANT 385 Inkas, Mayas, Aztecs

This course explores the archaeology of the Inka, Aztec, and Maya civilizations, among the most complex and intriguing prehispanic societies in the Americas. Focus is on the regional historical and cultural context, sociopolitical organization, artistic and architectural traditions, and daily life of each civilization. Ultimately, the course compares the origins, florescence, and collapse of Inka, Aztec, and Maya society on the basis of archaeological evidence, complemented by historical records and modern ethnography.




ANT 110 or ANT 120 or permission of the instructor.