ARCH06036 2014 BRONZE AGE IRELAND AND EUROPE

General Details

Full Title
BRONZE AGE IRELAND AND EUROPE
Transcript Title
BRONZE AGE IRELAND AND EUROPE
Code
ARCH06036
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

The Bronze Age witnesses the beginnings of metallurgy and associated changes on a societal, economic and cultural level. This module explores the earliest metalworking in Europe, connected to Beaker pottery; copper mining and metalwork technology; settlements and hillforts; fulachtaí fiadh; material culture: gold, bronze, ceramic and stone; burial and ritual; monumental change; votive deposition and religious belief; and trade and communication across Bronze Age Europe. A fieldtrip and practical classes handling artefact replicas are core aspects of this module.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.
Explain the arguments regarding the introduction of metallurgy in Ireland.
2.
Demonstrate detailed knowledge of Bronze Age settlement, material culture/technology, economy and ritual activities.
3.
Place the Irish Bronze Age within a wider European context.
4.
Demonstrate skill in researching the Bronze Age archaeology of Ireland.
5.
Express archaeological data and ideas concerning the Bronze Age through both oral and written formats.

Module Dependencies

Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

1. Beaker Europe and Ireland

2. Mining and metalworking - technology

3. Artefacts: bronze and gold

4. Settlements and hillforts

5. Artefacts: pottery and lithics

6. Student presentations 

7. Fulachtai fiadh and burnt mounds

8. Votive deposition, ritual and religion

9. Funerary practises

10. Fieldtrip 

11. Bronze Age art

12. Trade and communication

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 6 1,2,3,4,5
2 Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 35 % Week 11 3,4,5
             

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
             
             

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

Waddell, J. 2010. The prehistoric archaeology of Ireland (B.A. chapters).

Cunliffe, B. 1997. The Oxford illustrated prehistory of Europe (B.A. chapter).

Harding, A. 2000. European society in the Bronze Age.

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None