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University of the South - Sewanee



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Advent Semester—2022
Aug 16, 2022
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ANTH 371 - The Anthropology of Water
This course considers the role of water in shaping human societies. Beginning with an examination of how the search for fresh water resources influenced the global migration of Paleolithic humans, the seminar explores theories about the relationship between the control of water through irrigation, social complexity, the emergence of state level societies, and the place of water in world cosmologies and religious ritual. The course concludes by considering contemporary water insecurity and how understanding water cultures can foster policies for socioeconomic resilience.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Final Examination, Lecture/Seminar

Social Sciences Division
Anthropology Department

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