Archaeological analysis of the emergence of a globalised modern world since ca. 1500 AD, with consideration of issues including colonialism, culture contact, missionisation, diaspora, ethnicity, class, gender and indigeneity.
What is 'modernity' and how did the 'modern world' come into being? This paper answers
these questions through examination of both the archaeological and historical records
of the period since c. 1500 CE, with consideration of issues including culture
contact, colonialism, missionisation, diaspora, ethnicity, class, gender and indigeneity.
This introduction to the field of historical archaeology provides a new way of looking at the origins of the society that we live in today. As well as lectures and guided reading on this subject, practical classes introduce students to some of the skills required for working in historical archaeology, which is one of the major areas of employment for archaeology graduates in New Zealand.
|Paper title||Archaeology of the Modern World|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- One of ARCH 101, ANTH 103, ANTH 104, ANTH 106, or 54 points
- ANTH 317, ARCH 202
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- May not be credited together with ARCH210 passed in 2013.
- Suitable for students in any subject.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Anthropology & Archaeology's website
- Teaching staff
- Associate Professor Ian Smith
- Teaching Arrangements
- Taught via lectures and practicals
- Practical worksheets (15%; best 3 of 4 at 5% each)
- Bibliographic Research Report (25%)
- Essay (30%)
- Final Exam (30%)
- There are no set texts. Most required reading is from journal articles and book chapters available electronically through the library.
- Course outline
- A full course outline with lecture topics and readings will be available via Blackboard at the beginning of the paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- An in-depth knowledge of how historical archaeology is conducted and what it has contributed to our understanding of the modern world.