• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Archaeology
  • Areas of interest Archaeology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

An advanced course on the archaeology of the Pacific, in which certain selected themes are examined in detail. There will be emphasis on methods of analysis and interpretation of the archaeological evidence on which reconstruction is based.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Students will acquire knowledge of the archaeological evidence for the ancient settlement of the Pacific Islands, and the subsequent cultural changes that occurred within each major archipelago. They will also acquire analytical skills in relation to the interpretation of archaeological evidence and an understanding of the history of research into Pacific archaeology.

Indicative Assessment

Class participation and preparation of readings (15%), annotated research bibliography (35%), 2500 word critical review of a topic area (50%).

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Workload

32 hours lectures and seminars

Requisite and Incompatibility

Archaeology of the Pacific Islanders ARCH2005 or PREH2005 permission of the lecturer. Incompatible with PREH3019

Preliminary Reading

Kirch, P.V. On the Road of the Winds: an archaeological history of the Pacific Islands before European contact, University of California Press, 2000.
Kirch, P.V. The Lapita Peoples: Ancestors of the Oceanic World, Blackwell, Oxford, 1997.
Spriggs, M. The Island Melanesians, Blackwell, 1997.
Summerhayes, G.R. Lapita Interaction, Center for Archaeological Research ANU, Terra Australis 15.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1926
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2916
2004 $2916
2005 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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