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Reading the Ancient Past (12 points)


Leader: Gillian Bowen and Colin Hope

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The unit focuses upon the technicalities involved in the interpretation and assessment of archaeological and textual data. Through the detailed examination of specific problems relating to Egypt, it will study the types of material which are available for use, and their relative reliability in respect of the question posed. The unit will also consider changing theories relating to the interpretation of cultural data.

Assessment: Research essay (3500 words): 40% + Research essay (3500 words): 40% + Seminar presentation (2000 words): 20%

Contact Hours: One three-hour seminar per week

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