Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Social Science School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2C + 1L (online)

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Report, essay, final examination.

Course coordinator

Dr Andrew Fairbairn

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

This course introduces students to the archaeology of Anatolian Turkey (Asia Minor) from its earliest occupation in the Palaeolithic to the pre-classical Iron Age, ending with Alexander's conquest in 334-333 BC. The course uses archaeological evidence of settlement, material culture, economy and environment to explore our understanding of the social, political, cultural and economic transformations in a vibrant and important area of the Eastern Mediterranean including the origins of humanity, origins and spread of farming, the first civilisations and the development and fall of empires, including the Hittites and Persia. Key sites and archaeologists will be described and current debates investigated, including the ethics of archaeology in Turkey and issues surrounding repatriation of cultural heritage items.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile