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Mesolithic Lifeways - ARC00030M

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Nicky Milner
  • 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

This module will examine some of the key themes in Mesolithic studies and the ways in which Mesolithic people may have lived.

  • To critically examine the ways in which Mesolithic lifeways are interpreted
  • To develop research, analytical and presentational skills

Module learning outcomes

Subject content

By the end of the module, students should:

  • Be able to understand how plants may have been used
  • Have an understanding of the ways in which people may have interacted with animals
  • Be able to consider different types of consumption practices which may have taken place
  • Have a good understanding of the ways in which the dead were treated and commemorated
  • Be able to critically evaluate settlement practices and the use of structures in the landscape
  • Have a good knowledge of Mesolithic technology, how items were made and were used

Academic and graduate skills

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


Task Length % of module mark
Coursework - Mesolithic Lifeways
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Coursework - Mesolithic Lifeways
N/A 100

Module feedback

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Formative assessment

Summative assessment

Indicative reading

Reading lists are published to the module web pages or VLE.

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