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AY2508: PAST LIVES (2017-2018)

Last modified: 19 Jan 2017 12:18


Course Overview

Archaeology is ultimately the study of human social lives.  This course provides students with a detailed introduction to archaeological approaches to the study of human society. Through case studies and key texts we will investigate how archaeology can generate detailed insights into the richness and diversity of the diverse human communities and individuals of the past.

Course Details

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

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

  • Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course provides students with a detailed introduction to archaeological approaches to the study of human society. Through case studies and key texts we will investigate how the archaeological record can generate detailed insights into the richness and diversity of past social life.  Students exploring Past Lives will be exposed to a wide range of ideas and leave the course with the knowledge and freedom to choose how they want to approach the past and the tools to ask how past lives were like, or unlike, our own.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Archeology Joint
  • Archeology Major
  • BSc Archaeology
  • BSc Archaeology with Chemistry
  • BSc Archaeology-Geoscience
  • MA Archaeology

Contact Teaching Time

44 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%); Tutorials (20%), Poster (30%).

Resit: Resit of exam components (50%), and re-submission of coursework (poster) by arrangement (30%). No resit for tutorials possible.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Detailed poster feedback forms; in class tutorial feedback; exam feedback on request

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