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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Lifelong Learning (HCA)

Undergraduate Course: Archaeology of Scotland: Iron Age, the Romans and Early Historic Period (LLLE07006)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis is a for-credit course offered by the Office of Lifelong Learning (OLL); only students registered with OLL should be enrolled.

An introduction to the later prehistoric and protohistoric archaeology of Scotland, the course uses sites and material culture to analyse society and culture in Scotland from the Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age to the Kingdom of the Picts. The course provides an opportunity to handle excavated materials.
Course description Content of course
1. Archaeology - An Introduction
2. Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age - Society and Subsistence
3. 'Celtic Princes' in Scotland - Scotland within a Wider Celtic World?
4. Atlantic Roundhouses
5. Crannogs
6. Why Did the Romans Fail to Conquer Scotland?
7. The Early Historic Period
8. The Introduction of Christianity
9. Lives Set in Stone
10. Warfare, Politics and Religion
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements none
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students should be able to:
demonstrate an appropriate understanding of relevant archaeological methods and techniques - the identification, recovery, documenting, analysis and interpretation of archaeological evidence,
critically evaluate archaeological evidence and interpretations, presenting a logical, reasoned argument,
describe the chronology and framework of society and settlement in the later prehistoric and early historic periods of Scotland.
Reading List
Ritchie, A. and Ritchie, G., 1998 Scotland. An Oxford Archaeological Guide.
or
Ritchie, A. and Ritchie, G., 1992 Scotland: Archaeology and Early History. Edinburgh University Press.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This is a for-credit course offered by the Office of Lifelong Learning (OLL); only students registered with OLL should be enrolled.
KeywordsZZoll
Contacts
Course organiserMs Martine Pierquin
Tel: (0131 6)51 1182
Email: m.pierquin@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Sabine Murdoch
Tel: (0131 6)51 1855
Email: Sabine.Murdoch@ed.ac.uk
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