- Total units 48 Units
- Areas of interest Archaeology
- Major code ARCH-MAJ
- Academic career Undergraduate
The major in archaeology provides students with the opportunity to learn archaeological techniques and comprehend the evidence of past human societies in different locations, for both prehistoric and historical periods. Courses cover a wide range of regional cultural sequences and archaeological methodologies.
Due to structural changes in the undergraduate program rules in 2012, the courses that make up the new 2012 majors may be different to the pre-2012 majors, and therefore some courses cannot be counted between majors. Students are advised to contact the CASS Student Office if they are unsure about their Majors.
- Develop an understanding of patterns and regional variation in the human past as revealed by the archaeological evidence.
- Become familiar with and understand the nature of prehistoric and historic life and cultural transformations.
- Develop a critical appreciation of the archaeological evidence for the reconstruction of cultural systems and cultural change in specific regions.
- Understand the long-term cultural changes in different parts of the world.
- Develop a solid knowledge-base concerning human physical and cultural evolution.
This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:
12 units from completion of the following course(s):
|ARCH1112||From Origins to Civilizations||6|
A maximum of 30 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:
|ANCH2014||Homer and the Trojan War||6|
|ARCH2002||Britain before the Romans - from Stonehenge to the Celts||6|
|ARCH2005||The Archaeology of the Pacific Islanders||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|
|ARCH2056||Britons and Romans: Archaeology of the Western Roman Empire||6|
|ARCH2058||European prehistory from cultivation to the Celts||6|
|ARCH2059||International Archaeological Field School||6|
|ARCH2060||International Archaeological Field School Extension||6|
|ARCH2061||Archaeological Field Methods||6|
|ASIA2203||Archaeology of China||6|
|BIAN2015||Human Skeletal Analysis||6|
|BIAN2115||'Race' and Human Genetic Variation||6|
|BIAN2128||Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology||6|
|HIST2234||The Reach of History: Presenting the past in the public domain||6|
|HIST2237||Digital History, Digital Heritage: the past in a digital present||6|
|HUMN2000||Introduction to Heritage and Museum Studies||6|
|HUMN2051||Introduction to Cultural Heritage Management||6|
A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:
|ARCH3000||Research Design and Analysis in Archaeology||6|
|ARCH3019||Topics in Pacific Archaeology||6|
|ARCH3023||Thinking through the past: archaeological theory from 1950||6|
|ARCH3024||In the footprints of Siddhartha: The Archaeology of Buddhism||6|
|ARCH3025||World Rock Art||6|
|ARCH3026||History of Archaeology: Discovering the Past||6|
|ARCH3028||Archaeology of Death and Mortuary Practices||6|
|ARCH3029||Making-Taking-Using-Breaking: Material Culture Studies and Technology in Archaeology||6|
|ARCH3108||Animals, Plants and People||6|
|BIAN3125||Ancient Health & Disease||6|
|BIAN3010||Scientific Dating and Isotope analysis for Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology||6|
|BIAN3016||Analysis of Mammalian Remains||6|