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Research in Archaeology: the New Kingdom (12 points)


Leader: Colin Hope

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

Synopsis: This unit explores the current state of our knowledge of the 18th-20th Dynasties with a focus upon those factors which characterise the period and distinguish it from preceding phases of Egyptian history. It examines documentary and archaeological sources relating to specific topics in an attempt to account for the changes, exploring internal and external influences. Textual data is analysed to ensure a thorough understanding of the primary sources. Similar emphasis is placed upon aspects of the material culture. Recurrent themes throughout the unit include the role of the individual in relation to society as a whole, and sex and gender definition and role assignment.

Assessment: Bibliographic review essay (3000 words): 35% + Research essay (6000 words): 65%

Contact Hours: two-hour seminar per week

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