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AY 2504
THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE NORTH: LIFEWAYS AND WORLD-VIEWS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr R Knecht

Pre-requisite(s): Either AY 1002 or AY 1502

This course provides students with a detailed introduction to the ecological, economic and spiritual dimensions to the Archaeology of the North (defined here as Scotland, Northern Europe, Siberia, the North Pacific, North America and the North Atlantic). We will examine the diverse ways in which communities have made the northern world their home. The course draws on a series of case-studies to examine three interlocking themes:

2 one-hour lectures a week with 2 reading weeks (16 lectures in total) and 4 two-hour tutorials.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment in the form of a 2500-word essay (50%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (50%) plus original in-course assessment carried forward (50%).