Units of Study


ARPH2617 - Analysis of Stone Technology

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nina Afanasyevna Kononenko

Description

This unit introduces students to the methods and theory behind the analysis and interpretation of flaked stone technology. Students will develop skills in the identification, classification and recording of stone artefacts which are valuable in consultancy and research archaeology worldwide. Topics will include the origin and development of stone technology in world prehistory, the reductive nature of artefact manufacture, identifying artefact attributes, implement typology and theoretical links between artefacts and human behaviour.

Assessments

1x1000wd laboratory notebook (20%), 1x1500wd in-class test (30%), 1x2000wd report/essay (50%)

Classes

1x3-hr laboratory sessions/week

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points of Archaeology

Prohibitions

ARPH2517

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