Australia has been occupied by people for at least 50,000 years. During that period geographically varied cultural systems changed frequently, adjusting to the altered economic and social circumstances. By using archaeological, historical, climate and biological evidence we can understand aspects of these ancient societies, such as how their economies operated, and how people perceived their society and environment. This course traces the long history of humans in this continent, a surprising, remarkable story of culture change.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Students will acquire knowledge of the archaeological evidence for ancient human activities in Australia and an understanding of the interpretations of both singular historical events and cultural evolution.
Discussions and consideration of the evidence are facilitated by two laboratory workshops, each with a one thousand word written summary about a major archaeological site each worth 15%. Students are able to review and critique a specific issue in Australian archaeology in a 3,000 word essay (60%). There will be a weekly online quiz based on laboratory workshop each worth 10%.
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Normally offered in alternate years.
2 hours of lectures and 1 hour tutorial per week.Students will normally spend an additional 4 hours per week in study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Hiscock, P. 2008 Archaeology of Ancient Australia. Routledge.
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4459||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person||N/A|