Units of Study


ARNE2691 - Material Culture

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Javier Alvarez-Mon

Description

A seminar-style introduction to the study of some of the most common categories of material in the Near East, including copper-bronze, iron, limestone, pottery and ivory, and to various genres of materials, such as seals, ceramics, weaponry, carved decorations and equestrian equipment, with particular emphasis on technology, manufacture, function, style, iconography, chronology and spatial distribution. Material will normally be drawn from the collections of the Nicholson Museum and may vary from year to year.

Assessments

1x3000 word research paper (50%), 1x1500 word course journal (25%), readiing assignments equivalent to 750 words (15%), class presentation equivalent to 750 words (10%)

Classes

1x2 hour seminar per week

Prerequisites

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

Prohibitions

ARNE2901

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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