1 x 1-hour lecture weekly 1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
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This topic introduces students to the history, principles and theory in maritime and underwater archaeology. Students will read and develop a solid foundation in regards to key texts, including book chapters, journal articles and other relevant material. This will provide students with a solid knowledge base on the important figures and key thinking in maritime archaeology over the past century. The topic will provide a global theoretical and historical context in order to discuss and debate the most up-to-date problems and issues in the field.
The primary aim of the topic is to introduce students to the fundamental history, theory and material aspects of maritime and underwater archaeology.More specifically, the topic aims to:
introduce and examine the discipline of maritime and underwater archaeology from a historical and theoretical perspective
explore some of the ways that humans have interacted with and exploited coastal regions as well as inland bodies of water using archaeological evidence
examine key themes within maritime and underwater archaeology such as seafaring, the earliest watercraft, prehistoric dwellings to historically significant shipwrecks of the recent past
introduce key issues in maritime and underwater archaeology relevant to the issues faced by professionals working in the discipline
Expected learning outcomes
On completing this topic students will have:
demonstrated the ability to explain the history of the practice of underwater and coastal archaeology throughout the world
demonstrated an appreciation of the place and role of maritime archaeology in the interpretation of maritime sub-cultures and culture in the wider context
developed the skills associated with verbal presentations within a seminar context
developed the ability to describe theoretical approaches to the discipline of maritime archaeology and archaeology under water
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2020 are no longer published.
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