Origins of human society from the Stone Age to urban civilization using architecture, art, tools, and other material remains.
This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Historical Perspectives (Category 3D) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of History (GT-HI1).
This course can be applied towards:
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- The Past in Perspective, 5th Ed. (2011)
Feder, Kenneth L.
Dr. Caryn Berg is an archaeologist with over 18 years of experience in precontact period archaeology in North America. Her dissertation research synthesized several lines of data from the Ute Mountain Ute Irrigated Lands project in southwestern Colorado. Her research is focused on the American Southwest, the Plains and Great Basin. She specializes in flaked stone analysis, especially microwear analysis.
This specialization in flaked stone technology emphasizes use-wear analyses and technological change. She has had the opportunity to participate in archaeological research in southern California, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Hawaii. She currently serves as the series editor for Techniques and Issues in Cultural Resource Management, a series designed to provide practical guidance on the day-to-day practice of cultural resources management through a brief technical guide.
Dr. Berg also currently serves as a member of the editorial board for Heritage Management, a journal devoted to using anthropological, archaeological, and indigenous knowledge to address concerns about managing cultural heritage.