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ANTH203 Asian Archaeology

The development of human culture in this area from 10,000 BC to 1,000 AD.

The course looks at the development of human culture in this area from 10,000 BCE to 1,000 CE. We take a journey through Asia's past by focusing on this region's fascinating archaeology. The paper provides a comprehensive look at the archaeology of China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, following the footsteps of early people to the rise of civilisation.

Paper title Asian Archaeology
Paper code ANTH203
Subject Anthropology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
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Prerequisite
One of ARCH 101, ANTH 103, ANTH 104, ANTH 106, or 54 points
Restriction
ARCH 203
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Learning Outcomes
Students will develop a a comprehensive understanding of the major changes in East and South East Asia's past including:
  • the development of the Neolithic, and its impact on the rise of social complexity and subsequent state formation in China, Korea, Japan, and the states of South East Asia;
  • the impact of ancient China on Asia as a whole;
  • the development of regional archaeology;
  • and the beginnings of state formation leading to the mosaic of cultures we see today.
Students will also develop their analytical abilities in undertaking research into the region's past by the use of past primary and secondary records to construct arguments articulating these to demonstrate an argument within structured written works.
Contact
anthropology@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Glenn Summerhayes
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures and tutorials
Textbooks
There is no text book. A comprehensive list of readings will be provided each year.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Cultural understanding, Information literacy.
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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 10:00-10:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
A2 Monday 14:00-14:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
A3 Thursday 13:00-13:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40