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Approaches to the study of animal remains from archaeological sites. Students will develop practical skills in the identification of fauna encountered in archaeological sites in New Zealand and the Pacific.
Animal remains are among the most frequently encountered items in archaeological sites and understanding how to analyse and interpret them are essential skills for an archaeologist. This course uses a combination of practical, lab-based learning and class-room teaching to ensure that those completing the course are well equipped to undertake archaeozoological studies, research or employment.
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (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 302
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- More information link
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- Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Professor Richard Walter
Contributing Lecturer: Dr Karen Greig
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught via lectures and labs.
This paper is 100% internally assessed:
Laboratory reports (best two of three 20% each)
Midden analysis project (practical work 30%; written report 30%)
Textbooks are not required for this paper. Most required reading is from journal articles and book chapters available electronically through the library.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will gain an understanding of theoretical issues in archaeology, and an ability to identify and analyse archaeological fauna.