WORLD ARCHAEOLOGY: FROM AUSTRALOPITHECUS TO THE ANTHROPOCENE
Credit points: 15
From our earliest ancestors in Africa, humans have spread across the globe and transitioned from foragers and hunter-gatherers to complex agricultural societies - domesticating crops and animals and changing their environments as they did so, as well as harnessing complex technologies such as stone tool production, ceramics and metallurgy, and creating symbolism, art, religion, language and literature. Leading ultimately to our diverse and dense contemporary urban societies. We understand these changes by interpreting the archaeological evidence. By using examples from different periods and geographic locations students will be introduced to the world of archaeology and in turn the archaeology of the world. Students will learn about the wide range of methods and theoretical approaches modern day archaeologists employ to understand ancient cultures and how and why these past societies changed, thrived or perished. Each week a case study will focus on a different period, location and methodological specialism to enable students to explore the ancient world and learn about how archaeologists take the physical remains of past societies and interpret them.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorColin Smith
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesTutorial exercises, lectures, assessment.
Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in the ABARC, or obtain the subject coordinator's permission
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorColin Smith
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 0.50 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Essay Project(2000 words) The project has three components, un-researched essay, annotated bibliography(peer marked, but tutor moderated) and,building from their annotated bibliography, essay based on their research and a reflective paragraph on how this has improved from un-researched essay.
|Assignment||Individual||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
Regular quizzes (1200 words equivalent)
Final exam (equivalent to 800 words) Summative on-line multiple choice/short answer exam.
|Other written exam||Individual||No||20||SILO4, SILO5|