- Code ARCH3056
- 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
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
Study of the Roman world is incomplete without a good understanding of the archaeological evidence for the development and spread of Roman society. The story of Roman expansion is not told just through history and art history. Knowledge of the great wealth of other archaeological remains that constitute the Roman military and civilian landscape is fundamental for understanding the spread of Roman culture, politics and economics. This course will concentrate on the archaeology of Europe and the Western Roman Empire, with a special emphasis on Roman Britain. Thus, it will complement other historical and material culture courses, both geographically and in its specific use of archaeological method and theory. It will also complement the archaeological courses 'Britain before the Romans' and 'post-Roman Britain'. An understanding of the development of the Roman political and cultural landscape, especially throughout Europe and into Britain, is fundamental to understanding the origins of western culture.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- explain the chronology and cultural characteristics of Roman Britain;
- discuss and interpret the influence of different factors on social and economic change in the period;
- place key sites from the period into a broader context;
- relate the period to the archaeology of the preceding and succeeding periods in Britain; and
- analyse key debates and controversies relating to Roman Britain.
- Research Poster (500 words) (25) [LO 1,3,5]
- Poster Presentation (10 minutes) (10) [LO 1,3,5]
- Annotated Bibliography (1500 words) (15) [LO 2,4,5]
- Argumentative Essay (3000 words) (50) [LO 2,4,5]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Mattingly, D.J. 2006. An Imperial Possession: Britain in the Roman Empire, 54 BC - AD 409.
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