Units of Study

ARCA6905 - History and Philosophy of Archaeology

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Roland J Fletcher


This unit presents an overview and critique of the historical development of Archaeology, as an academic discipline and area of professional and community practice, with focus on changes in archaeological thought over time. We will examine major theoretical perspectives in archaeology, the contribution of key theoretical archaeologists and thinkers, and discuss why theory is important to different kinds of archaeological research and to the diversity of archaeological and heritage practice in the contemporary world.


1x3000wd essay (60%), 1x500wd class-based assignment (10%) and 1x1.5hr exam (30%)


1x2-hr lecture/week

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