We take a journey through Asia's past by focusing on this region's fascinating archaeology. The paper provides a comprehensive look at the archaeology of mainland East and South East Asia, as well as Island South East Asia, following the footsteps of early people to the rise of the ancient states and dynasties.
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- One of ANTH 103, ANTH 104, ANTH 106, ARCH 101 or 54 points
- ARCH 203
- Schedule C
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- Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Professor Glenn Summerhayes
- Teaching Arrangements
Lectures and tutorials.
There is no textbook. A comprehensive list of readings will be provided each year.
- Course outline
Will be available on Blackboard at the beginning of the course.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Cultural understanding, Information literacy.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the major changes in East and South East Asia's past including:
- The development of the Neolithic, and its impact on the rise of social complexity and subsequent state formation in China, Korea, Japan, and the states of South East Asia
- The impact of ancient China on Asia as a whole
- The development of regional archaeology
- The beginnings of state formation leading to the mosaic of cultures we see today
Students will also develop their analytical abilities in undertaking research into the region's past by the use of past primary and secondary records to construct arguments articulating these to demonstrate an argument within structured written works.