ARCH08023 2013 ANTHROPOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO ARCHAEOLOGY

General Details

Full Title
ANTHROPOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO ARCHAEOLOGY
Transcript Title
ANTHROPOLOGICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Code
ARCH08023
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ARCH - Archaeology
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Chris Read
Programme Membership
SG_SAPPL_H08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_K08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology Add On SG_SAPPL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology
Description

In many parts of the world, archaeology is considered a sub discipline of anthropology. This module will provide students with an introduction to cultural anthropology and anthropological approaches to archaeology, including middle range theory, neo-evolutionary theory, ethnoarchaeology and ethnohistory.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Explain the relationship between Anthropology and Archaeology

2.

Communicate the main tenets of Cultural Anthropology

3.

Evaluate the application and efficacy of Middle Range Theory

4.

Appraise the impact of Enthoarchaeology and Ethnohistory on archaeology

5.

Initiate the application of anthropological theory to archaeological problems

6.

Communicate and evaluate the differences between inductive and deductive reasoning

Module Assessment Strategies

The assessments are based on developing the skills of critical thinking, critical reading and critical writing. The student will be expected to take part in discussions based upon assigned readings and each student will do one presentation on an assigned reading and one ethnoarchaeological case study. The final essay will focus on a critical assessment of anthropological approaches in archaeology.

Indicative Syllabus

1. Introduction

2. Culture and Ethnocentrism

3. Social Organisation and Economy

4. Kinship and Gender

5. Belief, Religion and Ideology

6. Film

7. Neo-evolution and Middle Range Theory

8. Ethnoarchaeology

9. Ethnoarchaeological Case Studies

10. Ethnoarchaeological Case Studies

11. Ethnohistory

12. Linguistics

13. Ethnohistory

14. Review

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Presentations Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Continuous Assessment Participation in Discussions Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
3 Essay Essay 2500 words Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Problem Based Learning Flat Classroom Lectures and seminars 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4.5 Weekly 4.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

The Yanomamo by Napolean Chagnon

Anthropology: The Exploration of Human Diversity 11th ed by Conrad Kottak

Additional readings in anthropological archaeology will vary from year to year.

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None