The course examines the relationships between the human and the plant and animal worlds. Particular attention will be given to the concept of domestication, to the wild precursors of domesticates, and to the exploitation, manipulation and transformation of selected plant and animal species.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Engage with the literature on plant and animal domestication and adaptation and the role of humans in these processes
- Organise and articulate complex arguments verbally and in writing based on scientific and archaeological data about domestication and domesticates
- Identify basic physiological traits of wild and domestic species and discuss their appearance in the archaeological record
Indicative Assessment3000 word essay (50%) [LO: 1-3]
15 min tutorial presentation (30%) [LO: 1-3]
2 class tests (ca. 30 min) (10% each) [LO: 1-3]
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WorkloadNormally offered in alternate years.
2 hours of lectures and one hour of tutorial per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study for each teaching week over the semester (total 130 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsZeder, M. Bradley,D. Emshwiller,E. and B.D. Smith (eds), Documenting Domestication: New Genetic and Archaeological Paradigms, University of California Press, 2006.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4373||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|