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Historical Archaeology in Australia

Undergraduate | LTU-ARC3HAA | 2024

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21 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks
Start dates
29 July 2024

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Historical Archaeology in Australia

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of how material culture, including landscapes, archaeological sites and artefacts, provides evidence of the development of culture and society in Australia since 1788.
    2. Identify theoretical approaches and research questions appropriate to the archaeological evidence from a local site and apply this in designing and carrying out research to address those questions.
    3. Locate and interpret archival evidence relevant to understanding Australian colonial sites.
    4. Communicate and work effectively, ethically, and respectfully with colleagues during group discussions and activities.
    5. Understand role and responsibilities of professional heritage practitioners and community groups, and demonstrate familiarity with relevant local, national and international legislation.

Entry requirements


Prerequisites: Students must have completed 180 credit points.
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed ARC4004 (Historical Archaeology In Australia) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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