ARCHAEOLOGY OF ABORIGINAL VICTORIA

ARC5AAV

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject reviews the archaeological evidence of thousands of years of Indigenous occupation in south-eastern Australia, with particular reference to Victoria. The archaeological evidence from different regions is set within the environmental context, while historical and ethnographic evidence provide additional sources for understanding Aboriginal society and economy at the time of European settlement. Conflicting explanations for past changes that stress environmental, social, technological or demographic factors are examined in the light of available archaeological evidence. The role of Indigenous communities in shaping archaeological and heritage management practice is a significant component of the subject.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnita Smith

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in AMPA Masters of Professional Archaeology or AGPA Graduate Diploma of Professional Archaeology, ACA Graduate Certificate of Archaeology or Coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

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

Readings

Between the Murray and the Sea: Aboriginal Archaeology in southeastern Australia

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrereading

AuthorFrankel, D.

Year2017

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PublisherUniversity of sydney Press

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Deep time Dreaming. Uncovering Ancient Australia.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrereading

AuthorGriffiths, B.

Year2018

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PublisherBlack Inc.

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Victorian Aboriginal Life and Customs

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrereading

AuthorFrankel, D. and J. Major

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PublisherLatrobe University ebook

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Present an argument linking theory and data with reference to Australian archaeology
02. Identify theoretical approaches and research questions appropriate to the evidence from different types of Aboriginal archaeological sites
03. Understand the constraints that archaeological data places on understanding past cultures and societies in Australia
04. Understand the archaeological evidence of Aboriginal people in Victoria, the relevant taphonomic and environmental issues in its interpretation, and its significance to contemporary Aboriginal people

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnita Smith

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 28 - 28
Five 7.00 h block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 27 - 28
Five 2.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1000 word book review Students are asked to prepare a book review of a monograph on Australian archaeology. The assignment assesses their familiarity with the general trajectory of Aboriginal occupation of Australia, the archaeological evidence used to demonstrate it, and the way the author is able to construct an argument that shapes the presentation of the information.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO5, SILO6
One 3000-word essay Students prepare an essay that considers the nature and future of Aboriginal archaeology in our region. The assignment assesses students' knowledge of the Victorian archaeological record, their understanding of how it has been created, and their awareness of its significance in modern society.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6
One 1500-word practical assignment Students prepare a report based on the analysis of artefacts catalogued in class. The assignment assesses their ability to synthesise and present data and to use it to interpret some aspect of the archaeological past.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6

City Campus, 2020, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnita Smith

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 28 - 28
Five 7.00 h block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 27 - 28
Five 2.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1000 word book review Students are asked to prepare a book review of a monograph on Australian archaeology. The assignment assesses their familiarity with the general trajectory of Aboriginal occupation of Australia, the archaeological evidence used to demonstrate it, and the way the author is able to construct an argument that shapes the presentation of the information.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO5, SILO6
One 3000-word essay Students prepare an essay that considers the nature and future of Aboriginal archaeology in our region. The assignment assesses students' knowledge of the Victorian archaeological record, their understanding of how it has been created, and their awareness of its significance in modern society.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6
One 1500-word practical assignment Students prepare a report based on the analysis of artefacts catalogued in class. The assignment assesses their ability to synthesise and present data and to use it to interpret some aspect of the archaeological past.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6