Pueblo Indian communities are some of the most vibrant and distinctive native societies in the US today. In this course we will examine the archaeology, history, geography, social institutions and religious values of Pueblo Indian peoples. In the process, we will see how Pueblo cultures illustrate important ideas and debates in anthropology, including: the concept of culture; the influence of language on thought; the grounding of culture in human biology; belief vs. reason; oral tradition and history; and relationships between society and the environment.
Professor Scott Ortman
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