Faculty of Arts


ANTHRO 306

Pacific Archaeology


Description

This course introduces students to the archaeology of the Pacific Islands, including the region’s pre-European past as well as ethnography, biology and language, where relevant. We will discuss the origins of Pacific Island populations and ensuing cultural changes beginning over 40,000 years ago to recent times. The course will examine the archaeological sequences of major archipelagos and pay special attention to current theoretical and methodological issues on topics such as colonization, human impact on ancient environments, and the generation of cultural diversity. Students can expect to master a diverse body of knowledge, and critically assess current topics in Pacific archaeology that are broadly applicable to all regions of the world.

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Availability 2017

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s) Dr Ethan Cochrane

Assessment

Coursework only

Points

ANTHRO 306: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

60 points passed at Stage II 

Restrictions

ANTHRO 706


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