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ANTH 759 01 (10392) /ARCG759
Social Complexity in Ancient China
Anne Underhill
T 9.25-11.15 HLH51 101
Fall 2017 
 
This seminar explores the variety of archaeological methods and theoretical approaches that have been employed to investigate the development and nature of social complexity in ancient China. The session meetings focus on the later prehistoric and early historic periods, and several geographic regions are included. They also consider how developments in ancient China compare to other areas of the world. Most of the readings emphasize archaeological remains, although relevant information from early historical texts is considered.