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Advanced Topics in Archaeology - ARTS3180

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: Enrolment in a major/minor in History, major in Archaeology Palaeoenvironments or minor in Archaeology and the completion of 72 uoc overall including 12 uoc at Level 2 in the major or minor
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 1 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


This is a shelf course. A shelf course comprises a number of modules related to this broad area of study. Each module is a separate semester of study in this area and is offered in rotation. You can study TWO modules but you cannot study the same module twice.

Subject Area: Archaeology
This course can also be studied in the following specialisations: History

Module: "The Balkans & the Black Sea" (Semester 2, 2011)
Building upon fieldwork the course coordinators have undertaken in Bulgaria, the Balkans & the Black Sea introduce the prehistory, history, and archaeology of south-eastern Europe. The module explores how a modern, multi-disciplinary, diachronic archaeological project seeks to answer questions of change, continuity, and cultural interaction. A number of themes will animate this course:

  • the operation of a modern archaeological project, including discussion and evaluation of field methods such as satellite remote sensing, surface survey, geophysics, excavation, palaeoecology, etc.
  • interaction of various disciplines in the sciences and humanities to solve archaeological problems
  • the emergence and evolution of mid-range and complex society
  • understanding and explaining change within a processual framework
  • re-evaluation of Greek prehistory and history in its Balkan context.

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