Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Social Science School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

1 Lecture hour, 2 Practical or Laboratory hours

Prerequisite

ARCA1001 or ARCS1001, ARCA1000

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Practical exam, report, final exam

Course coordinator

Head of Discipline

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

This course offers instruction in the theoretical, archaeological and experimental basis of stone artefact analysis in an Australian and global context. The course covers lithic technology in human evolution, reconstructing past settlement and subsistence practices, typology and classification, lithic assemblage analysis, as well as applications in heritage management. Students will become familiar with identifying fracture mechanics and fracture features, flintknapping and replication, recording and analysing stone artefacts, experimental research design, lithic illustration, conjoining, and familiarity with new directions in lithic analysis.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile