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Material Culture and Museum Studies - AHIS357

An advanced level study of some of the most common categories of material in the Near East, including copper-bronze, iron, limestone, pottery and ivory, and various genres of materials, such as seals, ceramics, sculpture weaponry and equestrian equipment, with particular emphasis on technology, manufacture, function, style, iconography, chronology and spatial distribution. Material will normally be drawn from the collections of the Museum of Ancient Cultures and may vary from year to year. The unit engages the student with issues in the articulation of the historical record from material evidence from the Near East including the role of private and public collections, forgeries and the plundering of material evidence.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (with on campus sessions: None)

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Javier Alvarez-Mon

39cp at 100 level or above or (6cp in AHIS or AHST units at 200 level) Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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