• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • 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.

Learning Outcomes

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:

  1. Analyse the key concepts, themes and narratives used to explain prehistoric European societies;
  2. Develop novel research questions based on these key concepts, themes and theories and using supporting evidence from the archaeological record;
  3. Recognise important sites and material culture from prehistoric Europe and discuss them within larger technological, social and culture-historical contexts;
  4. Evaluate and compare key archaeological data and present them in a sophisticated manner in writing and orally.

Indicative Assessment

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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Workload

130 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

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARCH2058

Prescribed Texts

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.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3570
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4481 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A

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