Units of Study

ARNE2691 - Material Culture

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Javier Alvarez-Mon


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.


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


1x2 hour seminar per 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



Additional Information

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

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