The course will study the archaeology of Mainland and Island Southeast Asia from 1.5 million years ago to the Indianized civilizations of the first and early second millennia AD. Particular emphasis will be placed on the Pleistocene colonisation of SE Asia; on the archaeology of early agricultural and Bronze/Iron Age societies; on the archaeology of the Indianized civilizations of Burma, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia; and on the cultural and linguistic ancestries of the present inhabitants of Southeast Asia.
- Understand the broad trajectory of socio-political development in prehistoric/historic SE Asia evolution.
- Critically evaluate archaeological journal articles..
- Understand the skills and knowledge needed to have a basic concept of regional archaeology.
Indicative AssessmentPresentation (10 minutes duration) and presentation summary (500 words max) (9% and 6%) Addresses Learning Outcomes 1, 3.
Critical reading (100 words/reading x 2 readings) (2.5% each for a total of 5%) Addresses Learning Outcome 2.
Essay 2000 words in length(40%) Addresses Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3.
Exam, 2 hours in length (40%) Addresses Learning Outcomes 1, 3.
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2, one hour lectures ,1 hour tutorial/laboratory, and 7 hours private study per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Preliminary ReadingHigham, C. Early Cultures of Mainland South Asia,Thames and Hudson, 2002.
Glover, I. and Bellwood, P. eds Southeast Asia from Prehistory to History Routledge Curzon 2004.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 1
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|9399||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person|