• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Archaeology
  • Specialisation code REGA-SPEC
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Regional Archaeology Specialisation

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

The specialisation in regional archaeology provides students with the opportunity to explore the archaeological evidence for human societies in different locations, for both prehistoric and historical periods. Courses within the specialisation cover the nature and transformation of cultural systems in many parts of the world and in a variety of time periods. These courses examine the details of the archaeological record in each region and also train students in the reconstruction of culture histories. 


Learning outcomes

  • Development of skills in the reconstruction of archaeological sequences and culture histories.
  • Critical appreciation of the archaeological evidence for the reconstruction of cultural systems and cultural change in specific regions.
  • Familiarity and understanding of the nature of prehistoric and historic life and cultural transformations.
  • Understanding of processes and trends in past cultural systems, and the differences in these between regions.
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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
ARCH2002 Britain before the Romans - from Stonehenge to the Celts 6
ARCH2004 Australian Archaeology 6
ARCH2005 The Archaeology of the Pacific Islanders 6
ARCH2037 Post-Roman Archaeology of Britain: Arthur and the Anglo Saxons 6
ARCH2050 Archaeology of Southeast Asia 6
ARCH2052 Archaeology in Film and Fiction 6
ARCH2055 Archaeological Fieldschool 6
ARCH2056 Britons and Romans: Archaeology of the Western Roman Empire 6
ARCH2058 European prehistory from cultivation to the Celts 6
ARCH3019 Topics in Pacific Archaeology 6
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