20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module provides you with a basic intellectual route-map through the complex literature that addresses the definition of human society, the nature of scientific reasoning, the nature of historical analysis, and the place of archaeology in contemporary society. All these issues have had a major impact upon the history of archaeology over the last 40 years, and all these issues are fundamentally important in developing the skills in detailed empirical analysis that are required by archaeology.

Staff Contact: MORELAND JOHN F
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

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