Undergraduate Course: Archaeology 2A: Scotland before History (ARCA08013)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course covers the archaeology and prehistory of Scotland from the very earliest human settlement in the tenth millennium BC until the end of the Iron Age and the Roman Occupation in the first millennium AD.
The course provides in-depth coverage of the various periods of the archaeology of Scotland from the very earliest human settlement in the tenth millennium BC until the end of the Roman occupation in the first half of the first millennium AD. Practical aspects of the course will introduce students to the study and interpretation of archaeological artefacts, sites and remains using Scottish material relevant to the course. A field trip to archaeological sites and a visit to the Museum of Scotland are also included in the course.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 1 introductory level Archaeology or cognate subject course at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 18,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The course is assessed by a portfolio of reports based on the practical classes and a final exam based on material from the whole course.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination, a sound knowledge of the archaeology of Scotland and of aspects of the practice of archaeology;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination, an ability to assimilate a variety of sources and to work with archaeological material and to assess them and formulate critical opinions on them;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination, an ability to research, structure and complete written and practical work of a specified length and format, and within a specified time;
- demonstrate an ability to make informed contributions to class discussion and activities;
- demonstrate an ability to organise their own learning, manage their workload, and work to a timetable.
|Armit, I., 1997 Celtic Scotland, Edinburgh and London: B T Batsford/Historic Scotland.|
Ashmore, P. J., 1996, Neolithic and Bronze Age Scotland, Edinburgh and London: B T Batsford/Historic Scotland.
Breeze, D. J. 2006, Roman Scotland: Frontier Country, Edinburgh and London: B T Batsford/Historic Scotland.
Edwards, K. J. and Ralston, I. B. M. (eds.) 2003, Scotland After the Ice Age: Environment, Archaeology and History, 8000 BC ¿ AD 100, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Hanson, W. S. and Slater, E. A. (eds.) 1991, Scottish Archaeology; new perceptions, Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press.
Harding, D. W. H., 2004, The Iron Age in Northern Britain: Celts and Romans, Natives and Invaders, London: Routeledge.
Hunter, J. and Ralston, I. B. M. (eds.), 2006, The Archaeology of Britain: an introduction from earliest times to the twenty-first century, London: Routeledge.
Shepherd, I. A. G. and Barclay, G. J. 2004, Scotland in Ancient Europe: the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age of Scotland in their European Context, Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
Warren, G., 2005, Mesolithic Lives in Scotland, Stroud: Tempus.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Arch2A Scot bf Hist
|Course organiser||Dr Jennifer Thoms
Tel: (0131 6)50 4580
|Course secretary||Mrs Summer Wight
Tel: (0131 6)50 4580
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