The emergence of farming in West Asia is an historical first linked to major shifts in cult and belief leading to increasingly complex forms of social organisation and the rise of primeval states. The unit introduces these developments in a broad comparative perspective throughout ancient West Asia.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x2000wd equivalent / 20 minutes Presentation (40%), 5x5x100wd Quiz (20%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in the Archaeology major