Archaeology of Ancient Civilisations
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- 31 Jul 2023
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1. Develop appropriate questions for archaeological case studies.
2. Answer research questions about archaeological case studies using relevant literature on ancient civilisations.
3. Recognise and discuss the cultural diversity of world civilisations and varying attitudes to individual human rights.
4. Integrate key methodological and theoretical skills.
5. Accurately interpret the relationship between variables in a given dataset and draw supported conclusions.
- • Ancient civilisations.
- • Archaic states.
- • Complex societies.
- • The rise of urbanism.
- • Ritual and power.
- • Bronze Age cultures.
- • Early writing systems.
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed ARC1AAC (Archaeology of Ancient Civilisations) are ineligible to enrol in this subject
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This subject reviews what archaeology has discovered about the world's great civilisations. We investigate how civilisations developed and the implications of this knowledge for our own survival. We embark on a survey of the variety of complex human societies that have arisen in the last 6,000 years: in Egypt and the Middle East, the Mediterranean and Western Europe, China, South and Southeast Asia, Mesoamerica and South America.
- One 1,500-word essay The essay will be evaluated as summative assessment. (40%)
- One 1.5-hour test (1,500-word equivalent) The test will be evaluated as summative assessment. The final test promotes review of key knowledge and interpretations. (35%)
- Eight on-line quizzes (1,000-word equivalent) Eight on-line quizzes will be assessed with multiple submissions for each one possible until the deadline (25%)
Current study term: 30 Jul 23 to 27 Oct 23
Textbook information is pending.