Ancient Mesopotamia (ARNE2602)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit will examine the archaeology and early history of Mesopotamia, focussing on: climate and the evolution of landforms; evidence for early settlement; subsistence and natural resources; production; kinship; religion; mortuary practices; writing; and contact with adjacent peoples, particularly concentrating on Iran, the Gulf, and the Indus Valley.

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Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

1x2500wd essay (50%), 1x2hr exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

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

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