Archaeology: Principles and Practices
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- 01 Mar 2021
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- 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);
- demonstrate an applied, integrated understanding of the basic concepts which underpin the subject (such as stratigraphy and stratigraphic context, temporality and landscape);
- explain how archaeological histories are constructed and change from time to time in light of new concepts, theories, methods and discoveries; and
- 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).
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
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- EquipmentDetails - 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).
- SoftwareDetails - 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
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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.
This subject introduces the practice, method and theories, history, and achievements of archaeology. Through lectures and practical sessions it prepares students for the in-depth critical study of the archaeology of any region or time. Topics include the nature and aims of archaeology, the history of the discipline, types of evidence and their recovery, dating, the scope of archaeological enquiry, the place of archaeology in contemporary life, and the ethics of archaeology with respect to the present and the past.
Assessment 1 Geography Quiz: 750 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 2 Quiz: 750 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-2 Assessment 3 Quiz: 750 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-2 Assessment 4 Essay: 1250 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 5 Quiz: 750 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-2
Current study term: 28 Feb 21 to 28 May 21
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.