Skip to main content
Unit of study_

Ancient China Unearthed - ARCO3006

Year - 2019

This unit explores ancient China from its earliest agricultural heritage through the splendour of Shang times to the Han dynasty and the rise of the Great Silk Roads. A critical aspect of the unit is to explore the conflict between the mythological past and the evidence provided by material culture.

1x 2hr seminar/week

1x1000wd equivalent In-class test (25%), 1x4000wd Research Paper (60%), 1x10 minute Presentation (15%)


12 credit points at 2000 level in the archaeology major




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Archaeology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Courses that offer this unit

Non-award/non-degree study If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student. Cross-institutional study If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to undertake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.