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Archaeology: Principles and Practices

Undergraduate | UNE-ARPA104 | 2024

Study method
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
16 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Archaeology: Principles and Practices

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. apply specialised knowledge and skills to identify the diverse sources of evidence used by archaeologists (including excavated, documentary and oral history, representational, observational, artefactual, environmental and other scientific evidence);
    2. demonstrate an applied, integrated understanding of the basic concepts which underpin the subject (such as stratigraphy and stratigraphic context, temporality and landscape);
    3. explain how archaeological histories are constructed and change from time to time in light of new concepts, theories, methods and discoveries; and
    4. apply specialised knowledge to describe the range of approaches to analysis of archaeological materials (such as archaeological uses of assemblage, culture and style; approaches to typology, taxonomy and ancient technology).

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • UNE-ART-DIP-2024 - Diploma in Arts


Candidature in Diploma in Arts or Bachelor of Criminology

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook requirements:
    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
    Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
    Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Diploma in Arts

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