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On completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. Understand the key methodological and theoretical approaches towards investigating food in archaeology.
2. Critically review key debates concerning food in archaeology from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
3. Through group seminar discussions and poster production, effectively communicate research issues relating to food in archaeology.
4. Construct an essay on food in archaeology.
Topics may include:
Introduction to sources of evidence
How to produce a group poster
Identifying food ingredients in the archaeological record
Biochemical, lipid and isotope analyses
Hunting, gathering, fishing and farming
Cultural approaches – social relations, identity, gender
Food storage and feasting
Migration and colonisation
Alcohol, drugs and food taboos
Developing a multi-disciplinary approach
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Group Project: Poster: group work||Week 6||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Critical Essay: 3000 words||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
UCD School of Archaeology uses a standard format to provide feedback in all modules. This format also contains feed forward details. This will help you think about how you could improve your approach in future assignments. POSTER: Individual written feedback within 4 weeks of submission deadline. ESSAY: Individual written feedback within 4 weeks of submission deadline. Individual feedback also available up to Week 10 on draft outline of essay.
|Dr Jess Beck||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Miss Karen O'Toole||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Robert Power||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|