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UNIV 179:  Culture, Science and Mathematics in the Pre-Columbian Americas

Instructor:   Dr. Ximena Catepillan

 

Catalog description:

An introduction to the study of the Pre-Columbian Americas, part of the broad interdisciplinary field of Native American Studies.

Emphasis on the role that science and mathematics played in the culture of these indigenous groups. The Pre-Columbian world is explored through the eyes of our ancestors, as well as through our classmates.

Special attention given to the science of archaeoastronomy and mathematics in which all of the great cultures of antiquity have left a mark.