- Code ARCH2037
- 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, European Studies, Heritage Studies
The first millennium CE was a turbulent period in western Eurasia: Empires formed and crumbled, new social formations emerged, new technologies were invented, and the seeds of the modern world were planted. In this course, students will explore the shifting social, political and ideological conformations of first millennium CE Europe through the lens of the archaeological record.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- identify and critically discuss key social, political, and cultural developments shaping first millennium CE Europe;
- recognise important sites and material culture and discuss them within larger technological, social and culture-historical contexts;
- analyse the key concepts, themes and narratives used to explain first millennium CE European societies;
- think, write and argue with these key concepts, themes and theories using supporting evidence from the archaeological record; and
- evaluate and compare key archaeological data and present them in writing, visually and orally.
- Key site poster (800 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Group podcast proposal (1 page) (10) [LO 1,3,4,5]
- Personal podcast episode research status update (3 updates, 400 words max, 5% each) (15) [LO 2,3,4,5]
- Podcast episode (10 Minutes) (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Group Podcast overview (1 page) (10) [LO 1,3,4,5]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 18 hours of recorded lectures and other prepared online resources
b) 24 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities over 12 weeks
b) 88 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.
Cunliffe, B.W. 2017. By steppe, desert, and ocean: the birth of Eurasia. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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