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  • Objectives
    Our BA in Archaeology provides you with: a broad coverage of human developments from hominids to modernity; a detailed understanding of the prehistory and early history of Europe; the opportunity to specialise in a range of special subjects that address significant issues of our human past and their relevance to questions of origin, identity and belief in the present.
  • Entry requirements
    -BTEC National Diploma - 3 Distinctions and 3 Merits -Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - AB+BB -Scottish Highers - AABB -Irish Leaving Cert. - ABBBB -International Baccalaureate - 32 points -Core Requirements - Students do not need a qualification in Archaeology or History. Lower offers may be made to applicants with relevant prior experience. Mature students are very welcome (OU credits or validated Access courses and other courses are acceptable).
  • Academic Title
    Archaeology BA
  • Course description
    This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.

    Typical First Year Modules

    -Archaeology in the Field    
    -World Civilisations    

    These are the compulsory modules for this year of the course. There will also be a large number of optional modules available to choose from.

    Typical Second Year Modules

    -Research Skills in Archaeology    
    -Thinking through Archaeology    
    -Archaeological Materials    
    -Archaeology and Text    
    -Archaology of the Graeco-Roman World
    -Early Historic Europe    
    -Early Prehistoric Europe    
    -From Households to Empires    
    -Introduction to Biological Anthropology    
    -Later Historic Europe    
    -Later Prehistoric Europe    
    -Reconstructing Ancient Environments    
    -Reconstructing Ancient Landscapes    

    Typical Third Year Modules

    -Dissertation (Archaeology)    
    -Aerial Photography in Archaeology    
    -Archaeology and Texts in the Age of Homer    
    -Archaeology, Ethnicity and Nationalism    
    -Dark Age Britain    
    -Death and Burial in Anglo-Saxon and Medieval England    
    -Environmental Archaeology    
    -Ethnohistory and Anthropology of Modern Hunter Gatherers    
    -Funerary Archaeology    
    -Human Evolution and the Hominid Fossil Record
    -Mediterranean Landscapes    
    -Optical and Geophysical Surveying in Archaeology    
    -Palaeolithic Archaeology    
    -Primate Evolution and Behaviour    
    -Rome: Capital, Hinterland and Periphery    
    -Social Transformations in Britain From the 4th to 2nd Millennium BC    
    -Swords and Sorcery: Northern Europe 1000 BC-AD 500    
    Work Place Learning    

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