This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.
|Managing faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered by||School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies|
Archaeology and ancient history is the study and reconstruction of past societies and their evolution. This area of study considers material culture (art, architecture, ceramics, objects of daily use) together with social structure, religious beliefs and cultural philosophy. The study of ancient literature and documentary evidence is stressed. The focus is on the study of the cultures of Egypt, Minoan Crete, Mycenaean Greece and Classical Greece, the Estruscans and Rome. Other cultures encountered are Assyria, Babylon, Persia and the early city-states of the Near East.
Students studying a sequence in archaeology and ancient history must complete the following two units (12 points):
Students studying a minor or major in archaeology and ancient history must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:
Students can include a maximum of 12 points of the following units towards their major: