Nomadic Strategies and Extreme Ecologies


This course will explore the archaeology and anthropology of nomadic pastoral societies in light of their ecological, political, and cultural strategies and adaptation to extreme environments (deserts, mountains, the arctic). The aim of the course is to understand both the early development of pastoral ways of life, and how nomads have had an essential role in the formation and transfer of culture, language, and power from prehistoric time to the current era.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU BA; BU IS; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC