Stone Age Prehistory of Eurasia

This seminar will provide an in-depth look at the Stone Age prehistory of Eurasia to the end of the last Ice Age (roughly 13 thousand years ago). Graduate students and advanced undergraduates will progress chronologically, beginning with the first hominins to come out of Africa, moving on to the world and lifeways of Homo erectus and the Neanderthals and Denisovans, followed by the second major dispersal out of Africa by the first modern humans, and ending with the Last Glacial Maximum and the warming period leading up to the Holocene. Students will be reading critically from primary sources and writing and presenting about the preserved material culture remains of different periods and their environmental and biological contexts.






Fall 2020

Radu Iovita
W: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM ONLI