Units of Study
ARNE2606 - The Archaeology of Central Asia
Semester 1, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Fiona Jane Kidd
This unit of study covers the archaeology of Central Asia from later prehistory to the rise of Islam. The region bridges east and west, with cultural and political influences from China, India and Persia blending into those of Mesopotamia and the Classical World. Topics include regional early state development in the Bronze Age, Achaemenid and Hellenistic influences, the empire of the Kushans and the rise of nomadic societies in the northern steppes.
one 3000 word research paper (60%), one tutorial presentation equivalent to 1000 words (20%), slide test equivalent to 500 words (10%), tutorial participation (10%)
two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week
12 junior credit points from Archaeology, Classical Civilisation or Ancient History.
A timetable is not available for this session.
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