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The University of Maine    
  Feb 19, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

ANT 420 - Human Impacts on Ancient Environments

Designed to challenge students to critically evaluate the relationship between humans and their environment, and to assess the local, regional, and global impact of humans on our planet.  The long, diachronic approach taken here, particularly over the past 10,000 years, will serve to broaden our understanding of how humans have effected change in our landscapes and resource distribution in the past, and ultimately how this perspective may be integrated with contemporary resource management and environmental policy for the future.  Historical ecology is also introduced as a research program structured to evaluate the historical role human agency has played in shaping contemporary landscapes.

General Education Requirements: Satisfies the General Education Population and the Environment Requirement.

Prerequisites: ANT 101 or EES 100 or permission.

Course Typically Offered: Variable

Credits: 3