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ANTH550 Archaeology and Heritage Practice

Understanding the application of archaeological approaches and methods in a heritage management context, with a focus on New Zealand and the Pacific.

This paper explores the application of archaeological approaches and methods within a heritage context and how we can understand the diverse relationships between people, places and the past. Students will develop knowledge about the ways in which heritage is identified, managed and protected in New Zealand, the Pacific, and in a wider global context.

ANTH 550 is a core paper in the Master of Archaeological Practice (MArchP).

Paper title Archaeology and Heritage Practice
Paper code ANTH550
Subject Anthropology
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year (Distance learning)
Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,482.25
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
MA(Coursework), MArchP

Teaching staff

Dr Karen Greig


There will be no set text books for this course but a course reading guide will be provided with the Course Outline.

Course outline

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

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research.
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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this paper students will be able to:

  • Critically analyse important concepts, theories and methods in archaeology and heritage studies;
  • Identify and articulate key debates in archaeological heritage management;
  • Draw on a range of evidence to assess the values of archaeological sites and heritage places, and to recognise the rationales for different points of view;
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the importance of consultation and engagement with communities and stakeholders in the management of land-based heritage places.

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system

Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 13:00-14:50 9-14, 16-22, 28-34, 36-40