ARCH07022 2019 Iron Age Ireland and Europe

General Details

Full Title
Iron Age Ireland and Europe
Transcript Title
Iron Age Ireland and Europe
Code
ARCH07022
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ARCH - Archaeology
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Marion Dowd
Programme Membership
SG_SAPPL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_J07 201900 Level 7 Add-on Award in Applied Archaeology
Description

This module examines the nature of the European and Irish Iron Age. Topics covered include: metallurgy and ironworking; Hallstatt and La Tène societies in Europe and their influence on Ireland;  travel, transport, chariots and horses; the bog body phenomenon; burial; settlement and hillforts; Irish royal sites; the Romans in Ireland; problems specific to Ireland’s ‘dark age’.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.
Explain the arguments regarding the Bronze/Iron Age transition and the apparent invisibility of the Irish Iron Age.
2.
Express and criticize the various arguments regarding Ireland's becoming celtic.
3.

Place the Irish Iron Age within a wider European context.

4.
Express archaeological data and ideas concerning the Iron Age through both oral and written formats.
5.

Demonstrate detailed knowledge of Iron Age settlement, material culture, economy and ritual.

6.

Demonstrate skill in researching the Iron Age archaeology of Europe.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full-time. The module will include lectures, a fieldtrip and will be augmented by independent learning and research. This approach is expected to address student learning needs.

 

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 60% Continuous Assessment and 40% Final Exam.

The continuous assessment will involve two assignments where students are required to research and write a 2,500-word essay and deliver a 10 minute presentation. Both works will demonstrate the student's ability to critically evaluate aspects of Iron Age Europe.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Topics to be covered will include: metallurgy and ironworking; Hallstatt and La Tène societies in Europe and their influence on Ireland; transport, travel, chariots and horses; the bog body phenomenon; burial; settlement and hillforts; Irish royal sites; the Romans in Ireland; problems specific to Ireland’s ‘dark age’.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
60 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
40 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Presentation Continuous Assessment Assessment 30 % Week 6 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Essay Continuous Assessment Essay 30 % Week 12 2,3,4,5
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 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 Not Specified 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. et al. 2009. Relics of old decency: archaeological studies in later prehistory

Corlett, C. and Potterton, M. 2012. Life and death in Iron Age Ireland.

Raftery, B. 1994. Pagan Celtic Ireland; the enigma of the Irish Iron Age.

Waddell, J. 2010. The prehistoric archaeology of Ireland (I. A. chapter).

Journal Resources

Becker, K., Armit, I. and Swindles, G. 2017. New perspectives on the Irish Iron Age. The impact of NRA development on our understanding of Later Prehistory' In: Stanley, M (eds). Stories of our past. Bray: Wordwell Books.

Corlett, C. and Potterton, M. 2012. Life and death in Iron Age Ireland. Wordwell, Dublin.

Cooney, G. et al. 2009. Relics of old decency: archaeological studies in later prehistory : Festschrift for Barry Raftery. Wordwell, Wicklow.

Raftery, B. 1994. Pagan Celtic Ireland; the enigma of the Irish Iron Age, London.

URL Resources

None

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None