Units of Study

ARNE2602 - Ancient Mesopotamia

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Wendy Jane Reade


This unit will examine the archaeology and early history of Mesopotamia, focussing on: climate and the evolution of landforms; evidence for early settlement; subsistence and natural resources; production; kinship; religion; mortuary practices; writing; and contact with adjacent peoples, particularly concentrating on Iran, the Gulf, and the Indus Valley.


1x2500wd essay (50%), 1x2hr exam (50%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 junior credit points of Archaeology or 6 junior credit points of Archaeology plus 6 junior credit points of Ancient History or Classical Studies


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