- Code ARCH2058
- 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, Classics and Ancient History , History, 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:
- analyse the key concepts, themes and narratives used to explain prehistoric European societies;
- think, write and argue with these key concepts, themes and theories using supporting evidence from the archaeological record;
- recognise important sites and material culture and discuss them within larger technological, social and culture-historical contexts; and
- evaluate and compare key archaeological data and present them in writing, visually and orally.
- Key site podcast, 5 minutes (30) [LO 2,3,4]
- Research proposal, 350-400 words (5) [LO 2,3]
- Annotated bibliography of 10 sources towards completion of independent research (25) [LO 1,2,4]
- Research Poster of semester-long research project (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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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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