Production of stone artefacts, lithic technology, is the oldest technology and key to cultural evolution. The unit introduces the technology, and methods and theories for its archaeological interpretation. Understandings are developed through a student project involving laboratory experimentation.
1x2hr laboratory/ week
1x 1000 wd equivalent Lab notebook (20%), 1x 1000 wd equivalent Practical test (20%), 1x 4000 wds Project (60%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in Archaeology