• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Archaeology, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science
  • Specialisation code EACC-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Environmental Archaeology and Climate Change Specialisation

This is an Environmental Archaeology and Climate Change specialisation which focuses on the study of past environments including ancient fauna, flora and climate. Students will gain skills, knowledge, and training in: geomorphology and sedimentology, palynology, phytolith analysis, plant macrobotanicals, archaeozoology, climate change, cultural landscapes and palaeo-environmental reconstruction. Students are offered a broad grounding in archaeological and palaeoecological theory and techniques needed to pursue original research and/ or gain relevant professional skills in archaeology, cultural and environmental resource management, the environmental sciences and heritage management.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. understand the theories, methods and practice of environmental archaeology and climate change
  2. apply environmental archaeology in the field, laboratory and written form; and
  3. undertake a research project in environmental archaeology and climate change.
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

6 units from completion of ARCH8040 Microanalysis in Archaeological Science

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

ARCH6022 Study Tour: Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change
ARCH6041 Introduction to Environmental Archaeology
ARCH6108 Animals, Plants & People
ARCH8030 Archaeological Science Research Project 1
ARCH8031 Archaelogical Science Research Project 2
ARCH8033 Archaeology, Climate Change and Society
ARCH8037 Masterclass in Archaeological and Evolutionary Science
ARCH8042 Archaeological Science Internship
ARCH8043 Archaeological Science Extended Internship
BIAN6510 Scientific Dating in Archaeology and Palaeoenvironmental Studies
BIAN6518 Analysis of Vertebrate Remains
BIAN8009 Stable Isotopes in Archaeology and Biological Anthropology
BIOL6125 Plants and global climate change
EMSC6014 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
EMSC6027 Palaeoclimatology and Climate Change
ENVS6529 Palaeo-Environmental Reconstruction

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