ARCH06033 2014 NEOLITHIC IRELAND AND EUROPE

General Details

Full Title
NEOLITHIC IRELAND AND EUROPE
Transcript Title
NEOLITHIC IRELAND AND EUROPE
Code
ARCH06033
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
2014 - Full Academic Year 2014-15
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Sam Moore, 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 explores issues of Neolithic life in Ireland within the broader European context while also examining developments in the Near East. Topics covered will include continuity with the Mesolithic; settlement and domestic architecture in the Near East, central Europe and Ireland; food and farming; pottery, lithics and lithic technology; stone axes as indicators of communication and trade; religion, burial and non-funerary practises and monuments; megalithic tombs; and regionality. A fieldtrip to Neolithic sites and practical classes handling Neolithic replica artefacts are additional aspects of the module.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.
Explain the arguments regarding the introduction of agriculture in Ireland.
2.
Demonstrate detailed knowledge of Neolithic settlement, material culture/technology, economy and ritual activities.
3.
Demonstrate detailed knowledge of both megalithic and non-megalithic forms of burial.
4.

Place the Irish Neolithic within a wider European context.

5.
Demonstrate skill in researching the Neolithic archaeology of Ireland.
6.
Express archaeological data and ideas concerning the Neolithic through both oral and written formats.

Module Dependencies

Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Meso-Neo transition and continuity
  2. Economy, subsistence, food
  3. Settlement in the Near East, Central Europe and Ireland
  4. Pottery and lithics
  5. Stone axes and trade
  6. Practical artefact class 1
  7. Neolithic religion and ritual monuments
  8. Megalithic tombs
  9. Practical artefact class 2
  10. Megalithic art
  11. Fieldtrip
  12. Non-megalithic burial (Linkardstwon cists; caves; watery places)
  13. Regionality in the Irish and European Neolithic

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Presentation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 5 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Essay Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 35 % Week 10 1,2,3,4,5,6
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 40 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 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

Cooney, G. 2000. Landscapes of Neolithic Ireland, London.

Malone, C. 2001. Neolithic Britain ad Ireland, Tempus.

Whittle, A. 1996. Europe in the Neolithic, Cambridge.

Cooney, G. and Grogan, E. 1994. Irish prehistory: a social perspective, Dublin (relevant chapter).

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

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None