ARCHAEOLOGY OF ABORIGINAL VICTORIA

ARC5AAV

2021

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 ActivitiesMedium length (2,000-word) essay with a bibliography, workshop assignments based on handling artefacts and ecofacts, on-line quizzes, lectures, readings and discussions

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in AMPA or AGPA or ACA or AMCPD

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 TypePrereading

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorFrankel, D.

Year2017

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PublisherUniversity of sydney Press

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Deep time Dreaming. Uncovering Ancient Australia.

Resource TypePrereading

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGriffiths, B.

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBlack Inc.

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Victorian Aboriginal Life and Customs

Resource TypePrereading

Resource RequirementN/A

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

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), 2021, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnita Smith

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 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 ClassWeek: 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-Prepare a book review of monograph on Aus archaeology.Assignmnt assesses their familiarity with trajectory of Aboriginal occupation of Aus, archaeological evidence used to demonstrate it&way author is able to construct an argument that shapes presentatn of info.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO5, SILO6

One 3000-word essay-Students prepare essay that considers nature&future of Aborignl archaeolgy in our region.Assignmnt assesses students' knowledge of Victorian archaeologicl record, their understanding of how it has been created,&their awareness of its significance in modern society.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6

One 1500-word practical assignment-Students prepare a report based on the analysis of artefacts catalogued in class.Assignmnt assesses their ability to synthesise&present data&to use it to interpret some aspect of archaeological past.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6

City Campus, 2021, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnita Smith

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 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 ClassWeek: 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-Prepare a book review of monograph on Aus archaeology.Assignmnt assesses their familiarity with trajectory of Aboriginal occupation of Aus, archaeological evidence used to demonstrate it&way author is able to construct an argument that shapes presentatn of info.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO5, SILO6

One 3000-word essay-Students prepare essay that considers nature&future of Aborignl archaeolgy in our region.Assignmnt assesses students' knowledge of Victorian archaeologicl record, their understanding of how it has been created,&their awareness of its significance in modern society.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6

One 1500-word practical assignment-Students prepare a report based on the analysis of artefacts catalogued in class.Assignmnt assesses their ability to synthesise&present data&to use it to interpret some aspect of archaeological past.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6