• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Archaeology, Environmental Studies
  • Specialisation code EACC-SPEC
Environmental Archaeology and Climate Change Specialisation

This is an Environmental Archaeology and Climate Change specialisation which focuses on the study of past environments including ancient fauna, flora and climate. Students will gain skills, knowledge, and training in: geomorphology and sedimentology, palynology, phytolith analysis, plant macrobotanicals, archaeozoology, climate change, cultural landscapes and palaeo-environmental reconstruction. Students are offered a broad grounding in archaeological and palaeoecological theory and techniques needed to pursue original research and/ or gain relevant professional skills in archaeology, cultural and environmental resource management, the environmental sciences and heritage management.

Learning Outcomes

  1. understand the theories, methods and practice of environmental archaeology and climate change;
  2. apply environmental archaeology in the field, laboratory and written form; and
  3. undertake a research project in environmental archaeology and climate change.
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

A minimum of 12 units of courses at 8000-level from the following list:

ARCH8030 Archaeological and Evolutionary Science Research Project 1 (6 units)

ARCH8033 Archaeology, Climate Change and Society ( 6 units)

ARCH8037 Masterclass in Archaeological and Evolutionary Science (6 units)

ARCH8042 Archaeological Science Internship (6 units)

ARCH8043 Archaeological Science Extended Internship (12 units)

ARCH8044 Ancient Biomolecules And Our Past (6 units)

A maximum of 12 units from the following list:

ARCH6041 Introduction to Environmental Archaeology (6 units)

ARCH6042 Scientific Dating in Archaeology and Palaeoenvironmental Studies (6 units)

ARCH6043 Analysis of Vertebrate Remains (6 units)

ARCH6108 Animal and Plant Domestication (6 units)

ASIA6220 Asia-Pacific In-Country Learning (6 units)

ENVS6015 GIS and Spatial Analysis (6 units)

ENVS6529 Palaeo-Environmental Reconstruction (6 units)

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