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Issues in Australian Indigenous Archaeology (6 points)



Gippsland Second semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This unit commences with a basic examination of the aims, theories and techniques of archaeology. It briefly explores biological and cultural evolution in a global context that converges on traditional Aboriginal ways of life over the last 60,000 years. In particular, the hunting and gathering way of life will be studied through its archaeological expression. Several current social issues and debates, legislation, ethics, and politics in Australia are a persistent theme throughout. A day's excursion to some Gippsland sites is offered as well as the highly recommended field excursion during which two contextual lectures and tutorials will be held.

Assessment: Journal (2500 words): 60% + Examination (2 hours): 40% Third-year students will be expected to demonstrate more sophisticated analytical skills and submit work which indicates that they have read more widely

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

Prerequisites: AIS1010, AIS1011 or approval

Prohibitions: AIS2806, GSC2806

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