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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Asia is the largest of the continents, home to over half the world's population, and historically the birthplace of some of the world's first civilisations, of global religions, and multiple independent centres of plant and animal domestication. Adopting a thematic approach, this subject presents a comparative overview of the archaeologies of several different regions of Asia, with specific focus upon China, the Indian subcontinent and southeast Asia. From the Bronze Age civilisations of China and South Asia, to the mediaeval empires of Cambodia and Sri Lanka, this subject will teach you about the full range of Asian archaeologies.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKeir Strickland

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesShort video presentations, directed and self-guided readings, online quizzes, online forums, essay, exam and production of a podcast

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must have completed at least 60 CP - or by permission of the subject coordinator


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Recognise and characterise the development of diverse past human societies across Asia
02. Critically appraise the application of archaeological methods and theories across Asia.
03. Appreciate the diverse nature of archaeological data and argumentation, often through the study of the culture history of specific regions or periods of Asia.
04. Critique the modern social and political values of archaeological heritage.
05. Locate and synthesise a range of relevant digital data sources in order to answer research questions relating to Asian archaeologies.

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