Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will:

  1. be able to show an awareness of the nature of archaeology and the kinds of information and interpretations upon which the archaeological view of Australia's past has been constructed
  2. have a broad knowledge of the archaeological perceptions of Australia's past
  3. be able to critically examine the nature of the relationship between archaeology, Aboriginal commsubjecties and Aboriginal studies.
  4. demonstrate an awareness of the nature of the legislation which governs Aboriginal heritage nationally within their state
  • Topics

    • Nature and history of archaeology
    • What archaeology is currently saying about human evolution
    • Human occupation in Australia in context of environment
    • Archaeological perceptions of Australia's past
    • Relationships between Aboriginal communities and archaeology
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Streaming Multimedia

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

Students will be able to build awareness of the nature of archaeology and the kinds of interpretation upon which the archaeological view of Australia's past has been constructed and also examines the nature of the relationship between archaeology, Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal studies.

  • 3 Short Essays 1500 words each (35%)
  • 750 words (15%)
  • 2250 words (50%)

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