- Total units 48 Units
- Areas of interest Archaeology
- Major code ARCH-MAJ
- Academic career Undergraduate
The major in archaeology provides students with the opportunity to learn archaeological techniques and comprehend the evidence of past human societies in different locations, for both prehistoric and historical periods. Courses cover a wide range of regional cultural sequences and archaeological methodologies.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- idnetify patterns and regional variation in the human past as revealed by the archaeological evidence.
- explain the nature of prehistoric and historic life and cultural transformations.
- critically evaluate archaeological evidence for the reconstruction of cultural systems and cultural change in specific regions.
- describe the long-term cultural changes in different parts of the world.
- explain the basics of human physical and cultural evolution.
This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:
A maximum of 12 units of courses at 1000 level
A minimum of 6 units of courses at 3000 level
12 units from completion of the following course(s):
|ARCH1112||From Origins to Civilizations||6|
A maximum of 30 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:
|ARCH2005||Archaeology of the Pacific Islanders||6|
|ARCH2007||Archaeological Laboratory Methods||6|
|ARCH2037||Post-Roman Archaeology of Britain: From Arthur to the Black Death||6|
|ARCH2041||Introduction to Environmental Archaeology||6|
|ARCH2050||Archaeology of Southeast Asia||6|
|ARCH2052||Archaeology in Film and Fiction||6|
|ARCH2056||Britons and Romans: Archaeology of the Western Roman Empire||6|
|ARCH2058||European prehistory from cultivation to the Celts||6|
|ARCH2060||International Archaeological Field School Extension||6|
|ARCH2061||Archaeological Field Methods||6|
|ASIA2203||Archaeology of China||6|
|BIAN2015||Human Skeletal Analysis||6|
|BIAN2128||Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology||6|
|HIST2022||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History||6|
|HIST2234||The Reach of History: Presenting the past in the public domain||6|
|HUMN2051||Introduction to Cultural Heritage Management||6|
A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:
|ARCH2055||Archaeological Fieldschools & Fieldwork Practice||6|
|ARCH2059||International Archaeological Field School||6|
A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:
|ARCH3000||Research Design and Analysis in Archaeology||6|
|ARCH3023||Thinking through the past: archaeological theory from 1950||6|
|ARCH3024||In the footprints of Siddhartha: The Archaeology of Buddhism||6|
|ARCH3026||History of Archaeology: Discovering the Past||6|
|ARCH3028||Archaeology of Death and Mortuary Practices||6|
|ARCH3029||Making-Taking-Using-Breaking: Material Culture Studies and Technology in Archaeology||6|
|ARCH3030||Archaeology of Ritual and Religion||6|
|ARCH3108||Animals, Plants and People||6|
|ASIA3051||Study Tour: Archaeology in Asia||6|
|BIAN3010||Scientific Dating in Archaeology and Palaeoenvironmental Studies||6|
|BIAN3016||Analysis of Vertebrate Remains||6|
|BIAN3125||Ancient Health & Disease||6|