• Total units 24 Units
  • Minor code GLAR-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Advanced Global Archaeology Minor

The minor in advanced global archaeology provides students with the opportunity to explore the archaeological evidence for human societies in different locations and time periods from around the world. Courses cover the nature and transformation of cultural systems, the development of complex societies and the ongoing significance of archaeological cultures and materials in a variety of countries and regions. These courses examine the details of the archaeological record in each region and also train students in the methods and theories most appropriate to understand them. This advanced minor provides students with a uniquely global perspective on archaeological materials and the practice of archaeology.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Development of skills in the reconstruction of archaeological sequences and culture histories.
  2. Critical appreciation of the archaeological evidence for the reconstruction of cultural systems and cultural change in specific regions.
  3. Familiarity and understanding of the nature of prehistoric and historic life and cultural transformations.
  4. Understanding of processes and trends in past cultural systems, and the differences in these between regions.
  5. Appreciation of global trends in archaeological interpretation and of different national traditions in archaeological methodologies.
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of courses from following list:

ARCH2004 Australian Archaeology

ARCH2005 The Archaeology of the Pacific Islanders

ARCH2037 Post-Roman Archaeology of Britain: Arthur and the Anglo Saxons

ARCH2050 Archaeology of Southeast Asia

ARCH2056 Britons and Romans: Archaeology of the Western Roman Empire

ARCH2058 European prehistory from cultivation to the Celts

ARCH3024 In the footprints of Siddhartha: The Archaeology of Buddhism

ASIA2203 Archaeology of China

ASIA3051 Archaeology in Asia

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