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ARCA2637 - Archaeology in Film

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Peter Dixon Hiscock


Archaeology and archaeologists are disproportionately well represented in big budget films. From Karl Freund to Steven Spielberg movie-makers have explored archaeology on screen. In this unit we examine ideas of archaeology and the ancient past presented in popular film culture. Through lectures that include film screenings, commentary and close-analysis we explicate the nature of filmic representations of archaeology/archaeologists and by implication the nature of film narratives of and concepts about archaeology within popular culture.


1x3000wd essay (70%) and 2x750wd-equivalent oral presentations (2x15%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr film screening/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) or (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002)


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