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Lecture 1 Part 1 – Why Study Ancient North America

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Department
Anthropology
Course
Anthropology 2231F/G
Professor
Christopher Ellis
Semester
Summer

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Lecture 1 Part 1 – Why Study Ancient North America?  When did people first arrive in the Americas? o One of the major focuses of archaeological research in North America  Reasons why people are so interested: o Mystique – cultures and the way they changed over time, farther back in time you go the more different they were from what we know o Excitement - harder to find these sites o Intellectual/Scientific Reasons: central to the discipline of anthropology, questioned since the arrival of the Europeans, began a new scholarly approach to find out how they got there o Area in which all kinds of anthropology can work together – recently they have started to diverge, but this brings them back together otherwise we would not fully understand 
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