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Reconstructing Lost Civilizations Anth 160


A study of ancient and lost civilizations and how knowledge of the past is constructed. We will emphasize the use of archaeology and environmental reconstruction for interpreting past human interaction with diverse environments. we will also closely examine frauds and pseudoscience in popular culture, the motivations for fraud,and the impact this practice has on understanding the ancient world.