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World Archaeology I: Conflict - ARC00050I

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Mr. Tim Sutherland
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20

Module aims

  • 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


Task Length % of module mark
Essay 2000 words
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Essay 2000 words
N/A 100

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