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- Be broadly familiar with the deep history of Europe, the main chronological divisions and technological, social and cultural developments (e.g. burials, rituals, settlements, economic developments, social organization), the nature/variety of archaeological evidence and their regional and temporal variations.
-Have a broad knowledge of major interpretative themes and challenges in understanding how people used material culture to shape their world in the distant past.
- Have detailed knowledge and understanding of selected key issues developments/ debates in European prehistory including how and why interpretations of these have changed.
- Have developed and enhanced your competencies in a wide range of transferable skills, such as comparing and contrasting different forms of archaeological information, investigating interpretations and articulating your observations and arguments about these.
The module is divided into five main blocks. Each block comprises 3 lectures & a discussion seminar
- Introduction, concepts & problems
- Questioning Mesolithic hunter gatherers
- Examining Neolithic Worlds
- Exploring Chalcolithic transitions
- Considering Bronze Age Relationships
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Field Trip/External Visits||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Project: Use the archaeological evidence to discuss the activities conducted at a specified Neolithic site (1500 words)||Week 5||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Critical Essay: 2000 words||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities
UCD School of Archaeology uses grading rubrics to provide feedback in Brightspace for all modules. Feed forward details are provided to help you think about how you to improve your approach in future assignments. Self-assessment activities: students complete self-assessment prior to submission of assignments in Weeks 5 & 11. Week 5 Project: written individual feedback & Group/class feedback provided 3 weeks after submission deadline. Week 12 Essay: written individual feedback provided 3 weeks after submission deadline
|Professor Joanna Bruck||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Neil Carlin||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Rory Connolly||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Barry Molloy||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Graeme Warren||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Fri 11:00 - 11:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Thurs 12:00 - 12:50|