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Undergraduate Catalog 2021 - 2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2021 - 2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANT 275 - Ancient Mysteries

[3 credit(s)]
Course examines some of the great mysteries of the human past. It explores unconventional claims, including the ancient astronauts assertion, the idea that a number of early civilizations were founded by alien visitors from outer space. It debunks these notions and considers the historical, social, economic, political, religious, racist, and even psychological motives behind them. Real wonders of the ancient world are also surveyed, such as Easter Island, Machu Picchu, Stonehenge, and the Great Zimbabwe. In the process, students learn the basic scientific concepts and approaches of anthropology and archaeology.

Semesters Offered: Every Fall

General Education Category: Social Sciences ALAAME

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