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

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

The specialisation in environmental archaeology provides students with training in the climatological and landscape context of ancient hominid life as well as the environmental interpretation of archaeological sites and materials. 


Learning outcomes

  • Development of skills in the reconstruction of past environments.
  • Critical appreciation of the techniques that can reveal past environments and their archaeological applications.
  • Familiarity with studies of archaeological sites and their interpretation in terms past environments and human exploitation of them.
  • Understanding of the environmental context of human evolution and cultural change.
  • Understanding of the geographic variation in past environmental processes and the human responses to those processes.
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This specialisation must be taken in conjunction with the Archaeological Practice major.

This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

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

Code Title Units
ARCH2041 Introduction to Environmental Archaeology 6
BIAN3010 Scientific Dating and Isotope analysis for Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology 6
EMSC2014 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 6
EMSC2017 Rocks and Minerals 6
ENVS2015 GIS and Spatial Analysis 6
ENVS3004 Land and Catchment Management 6
ENVS3029 Palaeo-Environmental Reconstruction 6
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