• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Environmental Studies, History, Heritage Studies
  • Minor code ARCH-MIN

The minor in archaeology provides students with the opportunity to explore archaeological techniques and evidence for human societies in different locations, for both prehistoric and historical periods.

Learning Outcomes

  1. development of an understanding of patterns and regional variation in the human past as revealed by the archaeological evidence;

  2. understanding of how archaeologists reconstruct past cultures and lifeways;

  3. understanding the long-term cultural changes in different parts of the world; and

  4. enhancing knowledge of human physical and cultural evolution.

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

A maximum of 12 units from the completion of the following list:

ARCH1111 - Archaeology Uncovered (6 units)

ARCH1112 - From Origins to Civilizations (6 units)

A minimum of 12 and a maximum of 24 units from the completion of courses from the following list:

ARCH2004 Australian Archaeology (6 units)

ARCH2005 Archaeology of the Pacific Islanders (6 units)

ARCH2007 Archaeological Laboratory Methods (6 units)

ARCH2022 Study Tour: Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change (6 units)

ARCH2037 From Empire to Invasions: the Archaeology of Europe from the Romans to the Vikings (6 units)

ARCH2041 Introduction to Environmental Archaeology (6 units)

ARCH2050 Archaeology of Southeast Asia (6 units)

ARCH2052 Archaeology in Film and Fiction (6 units)

ARCH2055 Archaeological Fieldschools and Fieldwork Practice (6 units)

ARCH2058 European Prehistory from Cultivation to the Celts (6 units)

ARCH2061 Archaeological Field Methods (6 units)

ARCH3023 Thinking Through the Past: Archaeological Theory from 1950 (6 units)

ARCH3026 History of Archaeology: Discovering the Past (6 units)

ARCH3030 Archaeology of Ritual and Religion (6 units)

ARCH3042 Scientific Dating in Archaeology and Palaeoenvironmental Studies (6 units)

ARCH3043 Analysis of Vertebrate Remains (6 units)

ARCH3108 Animal and Plant Domestication (6 units)

ASIA2203 Archaeology of China (6 units)

BIAN2015 Human Skeletal Analysis (6 units)

BIAN2128 Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology (6 units)

BIAN3113 Human Evolution (6 units)

BIAN3125 Ancient Health and Disease (6 units)

ENVS3029 Palaeo-Environmental Reconstruction (6 units)

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