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ANTH317 Historical Archaeology

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.

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 Historical Archaeology
Paper code ANTH317
Subject Anthropology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,004.75

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Prerequisite
18 200-level ANTH points or 108 points
Restriction
ARCH 202, ANTH 216
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with ARCH210 passed in 2013.
Eligibility

Suitable for students in any subject.

Contact

tim.thomas@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Dr Tim Thomas

Contributing Lecturers:

Teaching Arrangements

Taught via lectures and practicals.

Textbooks

Course readings are provided through eReserve on Blackboard.

Course outline

Will be available on Blackboard at the beginning of the course.

 

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

The Learning Aims and Objectives will be more self-directed and research based, with a deeper critical approach towards Historical Archaeology through a series of international and local case study assessments.

By the end of the course, students should have:

  • A deep understanding and knowledge of how historical archaeology is conducted and what it has contributed to understanding the foundations of the modern world;
  • A detailed familiarity with selected practical skills in historical archaeology;
  • An ability to locate and critically assess relevant literature and to write well researched and cogently argued essays.

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Timetable

Semester 2

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

Lecture

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

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Thursday 12:00-13:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38
A2 Thursday 12:00-13:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39

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.

This introduction to the field of Historical Archaeology explains how archaeology contributes to our knowledge of the recent past and the emergence of modern society. We focus particularly on colonial encounters in New Zealand and the Pacific, Australia, and North America, with case studies exploring interactions between indigenous peoples and European settlers, and the gradual emergence of new cultural identities. As well as lectures and guided reading on the subject, practical classes introduce students to the analysis of historical artefacts. Historical archaeology is one of the major areas of employment for archaeology graduates in New Zealand.

Paper title Historical Archaeology
Paper code ANTH317
Subject Anthropology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
18 200-level ANTH points or 108 points
Restriction
ARCH 202, ANTH 216
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with ARCH210 passed in 2013.
Eligibility

Suitable for students in any subject.

Contact

tim.thomas@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Dr Tim Thomas

Contributing Lecturers:

 

Teaching Arrangements

Taught via lectures and practicals.

Textbooks

Course readings are provided through eReserve on Blackboard.

Course outline

Will be available on Blackboard at the beginning of the course.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

The learning aims and objectives focus on self-directed, research based learning and the development of a critical approach to Historical Archaeology.

By the end of the course, students should have:

  • A deep understanding and knowledge of how historical archaeology is conducted and what it has contributed to understanding the foundations of the modern world
  • A detailed familiarity with selected practical skills in historical archaeology
  • An ability to locate and critically assess relevant literature and to write well researched and cogently argued essays

^ Top of page

Timetable

Semester 2

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Thursday 12:00-13:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38
A2 Thursday 12:00-13:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39