ARP4511 – Current Debates in Prehistoric Archaeology

Module Overview

This module provides students with the background knowledge and skills needed to engage with some of the current issues in prehistoric archaeology at a global scale, covering five major themes that encompass a range of issues and debates with which archaeologists frequently have to grapple in their interpretation of the prehistoric past. These themes are explored through a series of lectures and student-led seminars. While the main focus of this module is on European prehistory, it also draws on relevant case studies, techniques, approaches or theoretical perspectives from other parts of the world. The module also trains students to prepare their research in prehistoric archaeology for publication in peer review journals.

Learning outcomes

You will gain an understanding of a wide range of different theoretical perspectives and analytical approaches to problem solving in prehistoric archaeology, and you will develop a critical appreciation of some of the major themes and issues in prehistoric archaeology at a European and global scale.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Linda Boutoille

Other Contributor: Dr Dirk Brandherm

Note: Some modules may not be offered every year

(Image: Stonehenge, England – Linda Boutoille)