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ARCA2635 - Explanation and Theory in Archaeology

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Lesley Anne Beaumont


The unit provides an introduction to theory and explanation in archaeology. By exploring changes in archaeological thought over time, in a historical context, students will come to better understand the diversity of contemporary archaeological practice and the various ways in which archaeologists seek to explain past societies. This unit is compulsory for all students majoring in Archaeology and creates the foundation for their senior studies.


1x2500wd essay (60%), 1x1000wd in-class test (20%) and 1x1000wd tutorial exercise (20%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 junior credit points of Archaeology or (6 junior credit points of Archaeology and ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANTH1001 or ARHT1001 or HSTY1089)


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