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Digging up the Past: An Introduction to Archaeology - AHIS190

This unit serves as a broad introduction to archaeology, where students become familiar with its fundamental principles and concepts. Students will study the emergence of archaeology as a discipline, its purpose and aims. This unit will provide students with a foundation in the various methods and analytical techniques used to study archaeological evidence by using a combination of theory and practical case studies drawn from all periods of archaeology. Students will explore the various ways of interpreting archaeological remains, taking into account the multidisciplinary nature of the discipline.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (On campus sessions: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Yann Tristant



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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

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