CLAN3005 Roman Archaeology

6 points
Not available in 2018UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Classics and Ancient History major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
This unit provides an introduction to the theory and methodology of Classical Archaeology and a survey of the archaeology of the Roman World from Britain to the Red Sea. It ranges widely, encompassing all the physical remains from landscapes through inscriptions to the finest jewellery; from temples through coins to food refuse. Themes include urbanisation and urban development, agriculture, trade and industry, everyday life, and the archaeology of warfare. The unit aims to impart knowledge about the most significant aspects of Classical Archaeology and students learn both archaeological theory and methodology and are introduced to and develop an appreciation for the physical remains of the ancient Roman world. The unit emphasises the collection, analysis and criticism of the ancient material remains and, as a result, students develop critical abilities in the process of exploring and evaluating these.
Students are able to (1) identify, interpret and describe sites and material remains of the Roman period; (2) evaluate these different types of evidence that contribute to our understanding of the ancient world; (3) research using print and electronic resources; and (4) develop reasoning and analytical skills.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) sources tests; (2) a major essay; and (3) tutorial performance. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Lara O'Sullivan
Unit rules
any Level 2 CLAN unit
ARCY unit (except ARCY2005 Rock Art Field Unit)
CLAH2204 Roman Archaeology
Contact hours
lectures: 10 x 2 hours; Practical Classes: 8 x 1 hour
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