ARCH06032 2016 MESOLITHIC IRELAND AND EUROPE

General Details

Full Title
MESOLITHIC IRELAND AND EUROPE
Transcript Title
MESOLITHIC IRELAND AND EUROPE
Code
ARCH06032
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ARCH - Archaeology
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Chris Read, Marion Dowd
Programme Membership
SG_SAPPL_H08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology
Description

This course provides an overview of hunter gatherer populations in Mesolithic Europe. Topics covered will include: the question of a Palaeolithic presence in Ireland; problems with the Mesolithic record; economy and diet; settlement and mobility; significance of natural places; lithics and lithic technology; microwear analysis; burial and funerary practise; ritual and votive deposition; and social complexity.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Explain the arguments regarding the earliest colonisation of Ireland.

2.
Demonstrate detailed knowledge of Mesolithic settlement, material culture, economy and ritual activities.
3.
Exhibit knowledge of both Mesolithic technology and methods of lithic assessment.
4.

Express archaeological data and ideas concerning the Mesolithic through both oral and written formats.

5.

Demonstrate skill in researching the Mesolithic archaeology of Europe.

Module Dependencies

Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Week 1: Introduction and overview

Week 2: Palaeolithic Ireland

Week 3: Problems with the archaeological record of Mesolithic Europe

Week 4: Landscape, settlement and mobility

Week 5: Economy and diet

Week 6: Landscape and natural places

Week 7: FIELDTRIP

Week 8: Lithics and lithic technology (theory)

Week 9: Lithics and lithic technology (Practical 1)

Week 10: Lithics and lithic technology (Practical 2)

Week 11: Microwear analysis

Week 12: Burial and funerary traditions

Week 13: Ritual and votive deposition

Week 14: Overview and themes

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Assignment Fieldtrip report Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 8 1,2,3,4,5
2 Practical project and presentation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % Week 13 1,2,3,4,5
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 30 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Group Learning Flat Classroom Group Learning 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Independent learning 4.5 Weekly 4.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Conneller, C. and Warren, G. 2006. Mesolithic Britain and Ireland: new approaches. Tempus.

Woodman, P.C. 2003. Pushing back the boundaries. John Jackson Lecture 2003. RoyalDublin Society,Dublin.

Waddell, J. (ed.) 2010. The prehistoric archaeology of Ireland. Galway University Press, Galway. Mesolithic chapter

Anderson, E. 1993. The Mesolithic: fishing for answers. In: E. Shee Twohig and M. Ronayne (eds) Past perceptions, 16-24, Cork.  

Bailey, G.N. and Spikins, P. 2007. Mesolithic Europe. CambridgeUniversity Press.

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None