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On completion of this module students will be able to demonstrate
- A critical understanding of the social context of hunter-gatherer archaeology today
- An in depth perspective on the relationship between archaeological information and other perspectives on the hunter-gatherer past
- reflection on how we present the hunter-gatherer past through narrative and other media.
- experience of designing an approach to communicating archaeological knowledge to the general public
- successfully writing a substantial ‘review’ essay in a publication format
Indigenous Archaeology & Decolonising Archaeology
Should we use the phrase "Prehistory"?
Ethnoarchaeology & Analogy
Oral Traditions and HG archaeology
Genetics and Linguistics
Time depth and time perspectivism
Big Pictures and Local Histories
Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology in a time of crisis
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Group Project: The project asks students to develop a way of communicating the HG past to broader publics. The exact format is up to the group: blogs, posters, podcasts, videos.||Week 8||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: 4000 word publication format essay. Students will be provided with guidlines from a journal and required to submit their work in this format. Formative feedback will be available on a draft.||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
- essay: formative feedback available on draft, and discussion/review in developing topic. Verbal & written feedback on final essay - group project: verbal and written feedback: informal formative feedback available in development of project.
|Dr Jess Beck||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Martin Moucheron||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Thurs 14:00 - 14:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Tues 12:00 - 13:50|