• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Archaeology, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science , Heritage Studies
  • Minor code EARC-MIN
Advanced Environmental Archaeology Minor

The minor in advanced environmental archaeology provides students with training in the climatological and landscape context of ancient hominid life as well as the environmental interpretation of archaeological sites and materials. It is inherently interdisciplinary, with strong methods training in earth sciences and environmental sciences.

Learning Outcomes

  1. development of skills in the reconstruction of past environments;

  2. critical appreciation of the techniques that can reveal past environments and their archaeological applications;

  3. familiarity with studies of archaeological sites and their interpretation in terms past environments and human exploitation of them;

  4. understanding of the environmental context of human evolution and cultural change; and

  5. understanding of the geographic variation in past environmental processes and the human responses to those processes.

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Requirements

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

24 units from completion of courses from the following list:

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

ARCH2041 Introduction to Environmental Archaeology (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)

ENVS2013 Society and Environmental Change (6 units)

ENVS2015 GIS and Spatial Analysis (6 units)

ENVS3004 Land and Catchment Management (6 units)

ENVS3013 Climate Change: Past, Present and Future (6 units)

ENVS3019 Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS (6 units)

ENVS3029 Palaeo-Environmental Reconstruction (6 units)

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