Credit points: 15
This subject presents an exploration of mankind's discovery of the historic and prehistoric past and the subsequent development of archaeological inquiry. We consider the intellectual impacts of great discoveries in the past, including the buried city of Pompeii, King Tut's tomb and the Royal Cemetery of Ur. We assess the wide array of remains available for archaeological analysis, in both the past and present. Students will learn the scientific basis from which archaeologists interpret the lives of past peoples. Archaeological insights are applied to current debates about the rise and fall of civilizations, and archaeological insights on modern society.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorSteven Falconer
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Special conditions Core subject at first-year level in an Archaeology major for the ABA - Bachelor of Arts at the Melbourne campus and a cofre first year subject for the ABAR - Bachelor of Archaeology.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Archaeology: the Science of the Human Past||Prescribed||Sutton, M.Q. and Yohe, R.M||3RD EDITION, PEARSON, 2008|
|Readings||Quest for the Past: Great Discoveries in Archaeology||Prescribed||Fagan, Brian M.||2ND EDITION, WAVELAND, 1994|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Falconer
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|2 one-hour examinations (2400 word eq.)||60|
|one 1200-word essay||30|
|one 400-word essay outline||10|