15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module provides students with a theoretical and practical knowledge of experimental approaches and the diverse role it fulfils within wider archaeological practice. Major trends and developments in the experimental archaeology are addressed with a focus on the historical role of experimental archaeology. Future research pathways for experimental approaches are identified and their role for informing some of the emerging syntheses within material culture studies. The module has a high practical content with students expected to work in groups.

Staff Contact: Roger Doonan
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK