William Honeychurch

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Associate Professor of Anthropology; DUS, Anthropology
51 Hillhouse Ave, Room 305, New Haven, CT 06511
Areas of interest : 
Asian Archaeology; Development of Complex Polities; Nomadic States and Empires; Monumental Landscapes; Mongolia
Transregional, Mongolia


ANTH 326, ARCG 326

Ancient Civilizations of the Eurasian Steppes

Examination of peoples of the steppe zone that stretches from Eastern Europe to Mongolia. Overview of what archaeologists know about Eurasian steppe societies, with emphasis on the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron, and medieval ages. Attention both to material culture and to historical sources. Topics range from the domestication of the horse to Genghis Khan’s world empire, including the impact these events had on neighboring civilizations in Europe and Asia.

Term: Spring 2022
Day/Time: F 3:30 PM - 5:20 PM
ANTH 726, ARCG 726

Ancient Civilizations of the Eurasian Steppes

Peoples of the steppe zone, stretching from Eastern Europe to Mongolia, have played a pivotal role in Old World prehistory, though much about their societies and lifeways is still shrouded in mystery. The archaeology of this macro-region has developed rapidly since the 1990s, and this course presents an overview of major topics and debates in the region based on what archaeologists currently know about Eurasian steppe societies of the past.

Term: Spring 2022
Day/Time: F 3:30 PM - 5:20 PM