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AY 4004
NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr J Oliver

Pre-requisite(s): None although at least one Archaeology course at level 1 or 2 is recommended.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included in a graduating curriculum with AY 3004.

This course will not be available in 2012/13, but will be available in 2013/14.

The course will provide students with a background to the prehistoric and historical archaeology of Northern North America. In addition to covering major material culture traditions from the earliest settlement of North America to the nineteenth century, this course will also probe some of the most important issues that have come to characterize the study of this diverse and culturally fluid continent. Topics will include different theories of cultural change, concepts of ethnicity, debates surrounding European contact, and the conditions of knowledge that inform our understanding of the past.

2 one-hour lectures per week, excluding reading weeks (16 total) and 6 two-hour tutorials.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment (50%; essay and research design).

Resit: Marks from continuous assessment to be carried forward (50%); 1 two-hour written examination (50%)