THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANIMALS
Credit points: 15
Students investigate the role that animals have played in past social, political and economic systems from the earliest times to the present day. We examine the importance of animals in subsistence strategies of the earliest hominids, their use by contemporary hunter-gatherers, their role as indicators of past climates, significance of animal domestication, their role in warfare/hunting, their influence as vectors of disease and the latest developments in the genetics in identifying animals. Techniques of analysis for interpreting seasonal exploitation, ageing and sex of skeletal remains will also be discussed. Quantitative techniques of faunal analysis will also be touched upon.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorSteven Falconer
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites 15 credit points of Archaeology subjects or Coordinator's approval
Incompatible subjects ARC3ZOO
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Zooarchaeology||Prescribed||Reitz, E. and Wing, E.||CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS|
|Readings||Archaeology of Animals||Recommended||Davis, S.||ROUTLEDGE, 2005|
|Readings||Australian Zooarchaeology||Recommended||LUNA-Insight image database: www.lib.latrobe.edu.au||LA TROBE UNIVERSITY|
|Readings||The archaeology of animal bones||Recommended||O'Connor, T||SUTTON, 2000|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Falconer
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|Submit 3 Peer Wise multiple choice questions||5|
|one 1,000-word workshop presentation||25|
|one 1-hour examination (1,000-word equivalent)||25|
|one 2,000-word essay||45|