This topic is a prerequisite to admission to an honours program in Archaeology.
This topic provides an historical survey of major developments in archaeological theory and method as a background to an assessment of the emergence of archaeology as we practice it today. Within this framework the topic discusses issues including time, space, form, social environments and some of the elements that inform archaeological interpretation, such as gender, class and ideology. Case studies from a wide variety of archaeological sub-disciplines will enable students to develop a sound understanding of the relationships between archaeological theory and practice.
This topic aims to: