• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Archaeology
  • Minor code ARCH-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Archaeology Minor

The minor in archaeology provides students with the opportunity to explore archaeological techniques and evidence for human societies in different locations, for both prehistoric and historical periods.

Learning outcomes

  1. Development of an understanding of patterns and regional variation in the human past as revealed by the archaeological evidence.
  2. Understanding of how archaeologists reconstruct past cultures and lifeways.
  3. Understanding the long-term cultural changes in different parts of the world.
  4. Enhancing knowledge of human physical and cultural evolution.

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ARCH1111 Archaeology: Finding treasure and history 6
ARCH1112 From Origins to Civilizations 6

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ANCH2009 Artefacts and Society in the Greco-Roman World 6
ANCH2014 Homer and the Trojan War 6
ARCH2002 Britain before the Romans - from Stonehenge to the Celts 6
ARCH2004 Australian Archaeology 6
ARCH2005 The Archaeology of the Pacific Islanders 6
ARCH2006 History of Archaeology: Discovering the Past 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
ARCH2054 Archaeology of Death and Mortuary Practices 6
ARCH2055 Supervised Research in Archaeology 6
ARCH2056 Britons and Romans: Archaeology of the Western Roman Empire 6
ARCH2057 Thinking through the past: archaeological theory from 1950 6
ARCH2058 European prehistory from cultivation to the Celts 6
ARCH2108 Animals, Plants and People 6
ARCH2130 World Rock Art 6
ARCH2600 In the footprints of Siddartha: The Archaeology of Buddhism 6
ARCH3019 Topics in Pacific Archaeology 6
ARCH3021 Archaeological Field Methods 6
ASIA2203 Chinese Foundations of Civilizations: Prehistory through to Early History 6
BIAN3113 Human Evolution 6
BIAN3125 Ancient Health & Disease 6
BIAN2128 Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology 6
BIAN2130 Ancient Medicine 6
BIAN3010 Scientific Dating and Isotope analysis for Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology 6
BIAN3016 Analysis of Mammalian Remains 6
HUMN2000 Introduction to Heritage and Museum Studies 6
HUMN2051 Introduction to Cultural Heritage Management 6
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