To provide a global, case-study based, introduction to conflict in the past.
To introduce the means by which such conflict may be recognised in the archaeological record.
To explore a number of case studies.
To raise awareness of the need for sites of human conflict to be considered in heritage-management terms.
To introduce communication of academic archaeological research to the interested public
Module learning outcomes
Demonstrate a broad and comparative knowledge of the archaeology of conflict around the world.
Discuss and explain the principal archaeological evidence in study of conflict archaeology, and demonstrate a critical appreciation of the potential biases and problems in the interpretation of the evidence.
Evaluate and contextualise different types of archaeological source material related to past conflict.
Produce an engaging, critical appraisal of a chosen area of research in the form of a popular archaeology magazine article using both text and images