University of Northern Iowa -
Natural Resources and Civilizations and
Environment, Technology, and Society Capstone (Southern Italy/Sicily) Dr. Chad Heinzel
Southern Italy Summer Itinerary plus packing list
Class work by the week
The on-line group should be able to down load the documents write in answers and e-mail them back to me @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Week 1 - Welcome, Logistics, Wicked Problems and You!
Week 2 - No Class MLK Day
Readings for soil - A. David Montgomery, Graveyard of Empires AND Lester Brown, Plan B 4.0 Mobilizing to Save Civilization (p. 31-32 and 202-206) Soil and Civilizations Worksheet
Week 6 - The Archaeological Record - Is Humanity capable of learning from past mistakes? Activity = Elymian Iron Age Survival
Geoarchaeology of the Chuddia River Valley Western Sicily (Heinzel and Kolb)
Landscape Evolution during the Bronze Age (French, Heinzel, et al. )
Week 7 - The Roman Civilization
Week 8 - The Roman Civilization Continued...
Week 9 - Open
Week 10 - SPRING BREAK
Questions to answer (20 points)
Week 12- Fragility and the Evolution of Humanity
Krista Tippett interviews Xavier Le Pichon Oct. 7, 2010, Very Intersting, Click here to learn more! Please write a summery of the interview (no more than one page) and pesonal reflection (no more than one page). *You may click and listen on your computer or right click and 'Save Target As' to download the mp3 to your computer then to a personal mp3 player
Week 13 - Natural Hazards and Human Life/ Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Week 15 - Conservation Human/Environmental Interrelationships Nature, Humanity and Artistic Expression
Week 16 - Open
Week 17 - Finals
Going to Sicily?
Links to explore
Lodging (Lipari/Canneto 4 to 5 nights)