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ARCA1001 - Ancient Civilisations
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
Domestic Fee: $2,310
International Fee: $2,670
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Archaeology
Offered session(s): 1
Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Dan Potts

Classes: two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week

Assessment: one 500 word assignment, one 1500 word essay, one 2 hour exam

Human history has been punctuated by the rise and decline of numerous major civilisations all across the globe. The aim of this unit is to introduce students to some of the most impressive discoveries made by archaeologists during the past 150 years, and to the remarkable achievements of the great civilisations of the past, including the Inca, Aztec and Maya in the New World, and the Sumerians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Harappans (India/Pakistan) and Shang Chinese in the Old World. This unit will provide a comprehensive overview of humanity’s greatest architectural, technological and artistic achievements in the distant past.
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