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BA Classical and Historical Archaeology

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  • Objectives
    The archaeology of the classical and historical periods is an important part of our understanding about the past. From ancient Greece and Rome to the medieval worlds of the Mediterranean and Europe, this course will provide you with an understanding of how this aspect of the past bears heavily on our lives today.
  • Entry requirements
    -GCE/VCE A Levels - ABC -BTEC National Diploma - 3 Distinctions and 3 Merits -Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - BB+AB -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
    Classical and Historical 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
    Module/Unit    

    -European Classical Civilisations    
    -World Civilisations    


    Typical Second Year Modules
    Module/Unit

    -Archaeology and Text    
    -Research Skills in Archaeology    
    -Thinking through Archaeology    
    -Archaeological Materials    
    -Archaology of the Graeco-Roman World    
    -Bioarchaeology     20
    -Early Historic Europe    
    -From Households to Empires    
    -Later Historic Europe    
    -Later Prehistoric Europe    
    -Reconstructing Ancient Environments    
    -Reconstructing Ancient Landscapes    


    Typical Third Year Modules
    Module/Unit

    -Dissertation (Classical and Historical Archaeology)
    -Aerial Photography in Archaeology    
    -Analysing Archaeological Materials    
    -Archaeology Summer School (Czech Republic)    
    -Archaeology and Texts in the Age of Homer    
    -Archaeology, Ethnicity and Nationalism    
    -Archaeozoology    
    -Athens, Empire and the Classical Greek World
    -Dark Age Britain    
    -Death and Burial in Anglo-Saxon and Medieval England    
    -Environmental Archaeology    
    -Funerary Archaeology    
    -Material Life and Culture in the Medieval and Early Modern World    
    -Mediterranean Landscapes    
    -Optical and Geophysical Surveying in Archaeology    
    -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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