• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Archaeology, Forensic Anthropology, Evolution and Ecology
  • Specialisation code FEAR-SPEC
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Forensic and Evolutionary Archaeology Specialisation

This specialisation is available only to students undertaking the Bachelor of Archaeological Practice degree program.

The specialisation in Forensic and Evolutionary archaeology provides a set of courses that explore the biological and archaeological evidence for the evolution of early hominids and modern human variation. These courses also cover the evidence for ancient health and lifestyle, and the forensic investigation of human remains. Courses cover both the skeletal and cultural remains of earlier human societies.


Learning outcomes

  1. Development of skills in the reconstruction of past human biology and lifestyle.
  2. Critical appreciation of the skeletal, genetic and archaeological evidence for the physical and cultural evolution of hominids.
  3. Understanding of the approaches and evidences for forensic investigations in archaeology.
  4. Familiarity and understanding of the nature of prehistoric and historic health.
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ARCH2055 Archaeological Fieldschool 6
BIAN3113 Human Evolution 6
BIAN2115 'Race' and Human Genetic Variation 6
BIAN3124 Evolution and Human Behaviour 6
BIAN3125 Ancient Health & Disease 6
BIAN2128 Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology 6
BIAN2130 Ancient Medicine 6
BIAN2015 Human Skeletal Analysis 6
BIAN3016 Analysis of Mammalian Remains 6
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