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Making the Nation - ARC00022M

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Jonathan Finch
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20

Module aims

The module will explore the evolution of the sub-discipline and the key themes of class, gender and ethnicity that have become dominant research areas. A wide range of international case studies will be examined, and the variation in methodologies and social contexts considered.

  • To understand the development of historical archaeology as a sub-discipline, its aims, objectives and social relevance
  • To introduce and explore the main themes current in historical archaeology in an international context.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content

  • Knowledge of the development of historical archaeology as a sub-discipline
  • Understanding of the methods, theories and approaches commonly applied in historical archaeology
  • Knowledge of case studies from Britain and around the world relating to different social classes and rural and urban environments.

Academic and graduate skills

  • Development of transferable skills in small group work and oral presentations


Task Length % of module mark
Coursework - Issues in Historical Archaeology 1
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Coursework - Issues in Historical Archaeology 1
N/A 100

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