Course Description: this course will first survey the archaeology of islands and human dispersal in the past, starting with the Pleistocene, and going from region to region, more or less in order of settlement. Archaeological practice essentially compares two places with each other, to assess their commonality and perhaps their common origin, or their autochthonous development. Islands and Lost Continents is about a past dominated by the sea, that is perhaps also our future.
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