Units of Study

ARNE2606 - The Archaeology of Central Asia

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Fiona 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

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