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Themes in Archaeological Theory and Practice (ARCM120)

15 credits

This module aims at providing you with a range of analytical and interpretative skills through the exploration of theoretical and methodological approaches to contemporary archaeological research. This will be achieved through lectures and class discussions, where we will have the chance to examine in detail different perspectives and approaches through a wide range of case studies. You will be encouraged to think about the integrated nature of theory and practice in archaeological research, and to develop your critical analytical skills through the examination and discussion of a variety of approaches in a wide range of settings.

Knowledge of archaeological theory and methods is essential for anyone entering research in archaeology. Critical analytical and interpretative skills deriving from the systematic study of these can also be useful for professional and personal development within a wider framework.