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Course Overview

DISTANCE LEARNING:The study of the past can sometimes feel impersonal, a matter of empires, civilisations and cultures, but archaeology also has a marvellous potential to access the real lives of ancient individuals. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the exploration of social lives in the (pre)historic past, using lectures and seminars to  illustrate how material culture can tell us about even the most intimate aspects of our ancestors. Among the topics will be issues of ancient identity, ideology, religion, sexuality and environment.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Joshua Wright

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

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Course Description

As an advanced introduction to archaeological enquiry, the course focuses on the archaeology of social life and examines several inter-locking themes:

    • Innovation, production and consumption


    • Social identity and material culture


    • Ritual and religion


    • Personhood, death and the body


    • Economic and environmental archaeology


  • Settlement archaeology and landscape research

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

28 hours

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Course Learning Outcomes

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