- Code ARCH1111
- 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
- Academic career UGRD
- Duncan Wright
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2023
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How many courses do you know that provide tools required to unravel past lives from ancient sites and objects? This course aims to do just that, giving you an introduction to archaeology and the various techniques archaeologists use to investigate the past. Archaeologists dig holes in the ground, but they also work underwater, in museums and in laboratories. You will learn about all these archaeologies, get hands-on experience working with archaeological materials and develop skills required to review and interpret the archaeological literature.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- apply essential skills for classifying and interpreting archaeological materials;
- understand the diversity of archaeological techniques and their roles in uncovering information about past peoples;
- critique archaeological excavation reports and evaluate the quality of fieldwork and the conclusions reached; and
- identify objects in museum collections and reflect on the information they contain.
- Essay about a museum object (2500 words) (30) [LO 1,2,4]
- Portfolio of worksheets completed during tutorials (30) [LO 1,2,3]
- Short answer exam (3 hours, held during the formal examination period) (40) [LO 1,2]
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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 laboratories; and
b) 94 hours of film screenings and independent student research, reading and writing.
Renfrew, C. and P. Bahn. 2008. Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice (5th Edition or equivalent). London: Thames and Hudson.
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