ANTH-153: Introduction to Archaeology

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Introduction to Archaeology
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
3 (for 15-week classes)
Eligible to take ENG courses at HFC
Course Description

Introduces the branch of anthropology that relates to the study of past societies, cultures, and civilizations. Explores the role of excavation, survey, material culture analysis, dating methods, and interpretation of artifacts, features, inscriptions, and monumental architecture in the ancient world. Examines developments and archaeological discoveries related to various historical periods ranging from the era of pre-human history to the emergence of state-level societies in places such as ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China. Part of the course is also dedicated to familiarizing students with studies and local projects related to the archaeology of Detroit.

MTA Categories
  • Category 4: Social Sciences
General Education Categories
  • Social Sciences
Office Contact
School of Liberal Arts: 313-845-9624,, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-201 and F-138
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Winter 2022 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.