[Offered in odd-numbered years]
|Student Contribution Band:||Band 4|
|Administered by:||College of Arts, Society & Education|
Through a grand tour of the most important prehistoric sites across Europe, this subject provides an overview of the major features of human prehistory of the European continent. From nomadic hunter-gatherer societies during the ice ages to the emergence of agriculture and complex societies, we will investigate the material evidence left behind by 40,000 generations of human occupation. This will include Stone Age and Metal Age technologies, art, ceramic traditions, monuments, burial rituals and the emergence of social complexity associated with population dynamics. We will discuss theories about the diffusion of ideas, migration and interaction. The subject will provide students with an opportunity to study a range of archaeological issues which shape the understanding, and misunderstanding, of the archaeological record worldwide.
|To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level|
|Study Period 1, External|
|Census Date 25-Mar-2021|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
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