Contact and Exchange in South Italy (ARCA2614)


Ancient South Italy existed at a vital crossroads between the Eastern and Western Mediterranean. From the arrival of the earliest settled farmers in the 7th millennium BC to its conquest by the Romans, the region experienced repeated waves of migrants, visitors, colonists and conquerors, and developed a distinctive and vibrant culture as a result. The Unit will begin its survey in the Neolithic period, but concentrate especially on the Greek/Italian colonial interactions of the first millennium BC.

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1x2-hr lecture/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week


1x2000wd essay (40%) and 2x1hr class tests (equivalent to 1,000 words each) (40%) and tutorial exercises (equivalent to 500 words) (20%)

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12 junior credit points of Archaeology OR (6 junior credit points of Archaeology and ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANTH1001 or ARHT1001 or HSTY1089)

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