ARCHY 319 A: Archaeology of Australia

Meeting Time: 
MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
Location: 
CDH 139
SLN: 
10411
Joint Sections: 
ARCHY 519 A
Instructor:
Ben Marwick

Syllabus Description:

ARCHY 319 Archaeology of Australia

Amongst the core aims of archaeology is using archaeological evidence to tell a convincing story about past human behaviour. This course will focus on the kinds of stories told about past human behavior in Australia from the arrival of the first hominins right up until recent times. At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe some of the archaeological evidence from Australia and construct a basic timeline of major social, economic and technological events across the continent.
  2. Understand the controversies current in Australian archaeology, especially those surrounding major events and processes.
  3. Apply scientific archaeological thinking to evaluate different sides of the current controversies, interpret archaeological evidence and evaluate the validity of different explanations

This is a 5 credit course that will satisfy the I&S requirement and the W credit. It is on the 'Strongly recommended' list for the UW Archaeological Science Option. It meets MW 10:30 am - 12:20 pm in CDH building room 135 (check available places)

Catalog Description: 
Archaeology of Australia with an emphasis on understanding of the evidence and interpretation of both singular events and long-term processes in prehistory. Prerequisite: ARCHY 205.
Department Requirements: 
Archaeological Sciences Option
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Writing (W)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
December 17, 2018 - 9:10pm