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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Archaeology has played a key role in developing Australia's 'heritage industry', and in this subject we explore the current role of archaeological knowledge in our society. Students are introduced to the conceptual and procedural skills required to work effectively as a professional archaeologist. Students will review the development of cultural resource management, explore the role of archaeological knowledge in the cultural conservation process, including the main provisions of legislation and policy relating to archaeology in Australia, and the role and responsibilities of Indigenous communities, government departments and other stake-holders

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnita Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in the AMA - Master of Archaeology by coursework


Incompatible subjects ARC2ACH, ARC3ACH, ARC2MAN, ARC3MAN

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsObject Lessons: Archaeology and Heritage in AustraliaPrescribedLydon, J. & Ireland, T.AUSTRALIAN SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING MELBOURNE, 2005
ReadingsThe Burra Charter: the Australia ICOMOS charter for the conservation of places of cultural significance 1999PrescribedN/AAUSTRALIA ICOMOS INC. 2000
ReadingsLooking after heritage places:the basics of heritage planning for managers, landowners and administratorsRecommendedPearson, M. and Sullivan, S.MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY PRESS 2001

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