From Clovis to Coronado: An Introduction to Southwest Archaeology

Class Dates

February 03, 2021 to March 10, 2021

Meeting Days

Wednesdays, 10 AM -12 PM


Online Course



Course Instructor(s)

Course Description

This six-week online course provides an archaeological overview of American Indian societies in the Southwest from the earliest occupation at least 12,000 years ago through the colonial period, including where, when, and how they lived. Join University of Arizona Regents Professor Barbara Mills as she explores the great diversity of societies that occupied the Southwest. Learn to understand changing adaptations of southwestern peoples while looking at current debates and interpretations of the unwritten history of the past.  Taught by one of the world’s leading experts in our region, the class will also look at how archaeologists piece together information from field and laboratory work, the intersection of archaeological and American Indian oral histories, and the relevance and uses of archaeology for contemporary communities.


Registration for this class has closed.


Readings and Syllabus

Required textbook:

Plog, Stephen. Ancient Peoples of the American Southwest. 2nd ed. Thames & Hudson, 2008. ISBN-10: 0500286930. ISBN-13: 978-0500286937. This text is available from Amazon or Barnes & Noble 

Other supplementary materials will be provided to registered participants electronically.  

Attendance & Participation

This course will be delivered via the University of Arizona Zoom platform. The six different class sessions will be LIVE ONLINE and will be recorded. The recordings will be shared with registered students after each session to facilitate access for those who cannot make the live sessions.


Online registration for this course is now open. After registration participants will receive instructions about how to access the course online. 


Refunds are available and need to be requested before or by February 9. To drop a class, please contact Kerstin Miller at 520-621-5111 or A $25 administrative fee for each cancellation will apply.