- Total units 48 Units
- Areas of interest Archaeology
- Major code ARCH-MAJ
- Academic career Undergraduate
- Academic contact
The major in archaeology provides students with the opportunity to learn archaeological techniques and comprehend the evidence of past human societies in different locations, for both prehistoric and historical periods. Courses cover a wide range of regional cultural sequences and archaeological methodologies.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Develop an understanding of patterns and regional variation in the human past as revealed by the archaeological evidence.
- Become familiar with and understand the nature of prehistoric and historic life and cultural transformations.
- Develop a critical appreciation of the archaeological evidence for the reconstruction of cultural systems and cultural change in specific regions.
- Understand the long-term cultural changes in different parts of the world.
- Develop a solid knowledge-base concerning human physical and cultural evolution.
This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:
12 units from completion of the following course(s):
|ARCH1112||From Origins to Civilizations||6|
A maximum of 30 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:
|ARCH2005||The Archaeology of the Pacific Islanders||6|
|ARCH2037||Post-Roman Archaeology of Britain: Arthur and the Anglo Saxons||6|
|ARCH2041||Introduction to Environmental Archaeology||6|
|ARCH2050||Archaeology of Southeast Asia||6|
|ARCH2052||Archaeology in Film and Fiction||6|
|ARCH2056||Britons and Romans: Archaeology of the Western Roman Empire||6|
|ARCH2058||European prehistory from cultivation to the Celts||6|
|ARCH2060||International Archaeological Field School Extension||6|
|ARCH2061||Archaeological Field Methods||6|
|ASIA2203||Archaeology of China||6|
|BIAN2015||Human Skeletal Analysis||6|
|BIAN2128||Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology||6|
|HIST2022||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History||6|
|HIST2234||The Reach of History: Presenting the past in the public domain||6|
|HIST2237||Digital History, Digital Heritage: the past in a digital present||6|
|HUMN2000||Introduction to Heritage and Museum Studies||6|
|HUMN2051||Introduction to Cultural Heritage Management||6|
A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:
|ARCH2059||International Archaeological Field School||6|
A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:
|ARCH3000||Research Design and Analysis in Archaeology||6|
|ARCH3023||Thinking through the past: archaeological theory from 1950||6|
|ARCH3024||In the footprints of Siddhartha: The Archaeology of Buddhism||6|
|ARCH3025||World Rock Art||6|
|ARCH3026||History of Archaeology: Discovering the Past||6|
|ARCH3028||Archaeology of Death and Mortuary Practices||6|
|ARCH3029||Making-Taking-Using-Breaking: Material Culture Studies and Technology in Archaeology||6|
|ARCH3108||Animals, Plants and People||6|
|ASIA3051||Study Tour: Archaeology in Asia||6|
|BIAN3010||Scientific Dating in Archaeology and Palaeoenvironmental Studies||6|
|BIAN3016||Analysis of Mammalian Remains||6|
|BIAN3125||Ancient Health & Disease||6|