Faculty of Arts


ANTHRO 200

Archaeology: Understanding the Past


Description

 

This course is a survey of key methods and theories used to analyse and understand the human past. It includes an examination of current concepts in archaeological research and their place in the development of archaeological thought. The course is illustrated by examples taken from around the world with an emphasis on the Pacific, and it includes an introductory laboratory component and a consideration of heritage management within the context of New Zealand.

In addition to learning about the fascinating topic of archaeology, students will learn a number of practical skills including the ability to critically assess texts, quantitatively analyse data, synthesise and interpret results, and written and oral communication.

Assessment

Coursework and Exam

Availability 2019

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Professor Thegn Ladefoged

Reading/Texts

Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice by Colin Renfrew and Paul Bahn (2016)

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

ANTHRO 200: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points in Anthropology or 60 points passed


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