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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|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,092.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,004.75|
- 18 200-level ANTH points or 108 points
- ARCH 202, ANTH 216
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- May not be credited together with ARCH210 passed in 2013.
Suitable for students in any subject.
- More information link
Please visit the Programme of Archaeology
- Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Dr Tim Thomas
- Teaching Arrangements
Taught via lectures and practicals.
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.
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- 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.