Mobile to Sedentary: A Global Approach (ARCA2634)


The unit analyses the way materiality manages interaction and communication in mobile and sedentary societies. It offers a perspective on mobile societies world-wide over the past 50,000 years, the global formation of sedentary societies over the past 10,000 years and the relationship to agriculture.

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1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x3500wd Essay with illustrations (60%), 1x1000wd-equivalent Tutorial presentation with visuals (30%) and Tutorial participation (10%)

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Unit of study rules


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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