ANTR-2202 Arqueologia de Colombia

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a general panorama and a critical view of archeological research in Colombia. The course covers the topic from two different perspectives that have characterized past attempts of synthesis in what is now Colombia. The first part focuses attention on distinguishing major patterns of change on the level of the entire northern region of South America, emphasizing the archeological similarities, contacts and possible influences between regions and cultures. The second part follows a perspective that focuses on comparing smaller regions, with a certain cultural homogeneity, which the course attempts to understand as particular, different cases of socio-cultural development.