15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This unit is designed for students who have already taken a basic module in zooarchaeology (e.g. AAP661) and will provide them with the opportunity to investigate the subject at a more specialised level. All key zooarchaeological areas will be touched upon but more complex aspects of methods and their applications than those taught in a foundation module will be presented and discussed. In other words this module will move the teaching towards full training - rather than only educational - purposes. It will be based on a variety of hands-on sessions, lectures, seminars and discussion groups.This module, based on lectures and seminars, explores the nature of the `ancient economyż of the Greco-Roman world. It focusses on the potential of an archaeological record, that is growing rapidly in scope, volume and resolution, to quantify and clarify issues hotly debated by ancient historians on the basis of a written record that, conversely, has much more limited potential for expansion..

Staff Contact: Paul Halstead
Teaching Methods: Lectures will introduce a series of themes and sub-disciplines, highlighting the potential and limitations of different classes of archaeological data as sources for the ancient economy. Student-led seminars will explore the application of different archaeological approaches/sub-disciplines to the study of the 'ancient economy', helping students develop the ability to work across sub-disciplinary boundaries, as required in the final assessment.Lectures 9hrsSeminars 7hrsTutorials 2hrsIndependent Study (including preparation for assessments) 132hrs
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