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AY5504: ADVANCED ARCHAEOLOGICAL APPROACHES (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

As an advanced engagement with current trends and approaches in Northern Archaeology students examine current cutting edge debates associated with new theories and methodologies in archaeological research.  Students will encounter the versatility of methodological and theoretical approaches in Northern research through four different themes central to the Archaeology of the North; Body and Death, Heritage and Memory, Social Space and Structures, Human and Environment.  Each theme is explored through series of research led seminars and a practical, approaching the theme from different theoretical/methodological angels. The main assessment of the course is an Internal Masters Conference on these four themes.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Linus Girdland Flink

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

  • One of Archaeology (AY) (Studied) or History (HI) (Studied) or Master of Letters in Museum Studies (Studied) or Master of Letters in Scandinavian Studies (Viking & Medieval Studies) (Studied) or Master Of Science In Cultural Heritage (September Start) (Studied) or Master Of Science In Osteoarchaeology (September Start) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

As an advanced engagement with current trends and approaches in Northern Archaeology students examine current cutting edge debates associated with new theories and methodologies in archaeological research.  Students will encounter the versatility of methodological and theoretical approaches in Northern research through four different themes central to the Archaeology of the North; Body and Death, Heritage and Memory, Social Space and Structures, Human and Environment.  Each theme is explored through series of research led seminars and a practical, approaching the theme from different theoretical/methodological angels. The main assessment of the course is an Internal Masters Conference on these four themes.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University week33
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 39 - 40
  • 2 Seminars during University week26
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 27 - 35, 39 - 40

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

NARSS critical review (20%)

Conference/oral presentation (40%)

Essay/Conference proceedings (40%)

Alternative Resit Assessment

Resit of any failed element

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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