Undergraduate Course: Ritual and Monumentality in North-West Europe: Mid-6th to Mid-3rd Millennium BC (ARCA10034)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The megalithic and ceremonial sites represent some of the most tangible prehistoric remains in North-West Europe and many interesting and contrasting views occupy much of the megalithic research agenda. In general the course aims to provide students with an in-depth exploration of a major pan-European prehistoric phenomenon which can be ascribed neither to one particular culture nor to a distinct chronological horizon.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Pre-requisites: Archaeology 2A and 2B, or Honours entry to degrees in Classics, or equivalent.
|Additional Costs|| None.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Archaeology courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| - A knowledge of the theoretical approaches which, from the mid-19th century to the present, have underpinned the archaeological study of megaliths and other ceremonial sites;
- the archaeological evidence (on regional/cultural basis) of monuments in order to explore the relationships between function, architectural design, burial and other practices, art and other rituals;
- various interpretations of the function of megaliths and other ceremonial sites within the natural and cultural landscapes of North-West Europe and to set these against the background of our own changing theoretical perspectives over the last century and a half;
- dynamics of social and cultural change from the mid-6th to the 3rd mill BC as seen through the prism of ritual and monumentality.
||Course secretary||Ms Amanda Campbell
Tel: (0131 6)50 3782