- Code ARCH6058
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Archaeology
- Areas of interest Archaeology, Heritage Studies
This course will serve as an introduction to the prehistory of Europe from the first farming communities to the Roman era from the Balkans to Britain, and Norway to the Iberian Peninsula. From 8000 BC to the 1st century AD people on the European continent developed new technologies, adopted unique ways of life and built the monuments which fill our TV screens. This course asks who they were and how they did it.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Analyse the key concepts, themes and narratives used to
explain prehistoric European societies;
- Develop novel research questions based on these key
concepts, themes and theories and using supporting evidence from the
- Recognise important sites and material culture from
prehistoric Europe and discuss them within larger technological, social and
- Evaluate and compare key archaeological data and present them in a sophisticated manner in writing and orally.
Review essay 1500 words, 25%, LO: 1-4
Guided tutorial discussion (2 each), 5% (each), LO: 1,2,4
Annotated Bibliography of 15 sources (ca. 1500 words), 25%, LO: 1,2, 4
Research essay: 3000 words, 40%, LO 1-4
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
Requisite and Incompatibility
Cunliffe, B.W. 2008. Europe between the oceans: themes and variations: 9000 BC to AD 1000. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Milisauskas, S. ed. 2002. European prehistory: a survey. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
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