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British Prehistory - 10 credits (HS2103)

10 credits, Spring semester

An examination of the archaeology of Britain in the 5000 years preceding the Roman conquest of AD43. The course will focus on the agricultural societies of later prehistory.  Issues discussed in detail include the importance of monuments in the Neolithic, the development of elaborately defended settlements in the Iron Age, the changing emphasis on death, the role of exchange on a local and national scale and the importance of regional differences in the settlement record.

METHODS OF TEACHING: 10 weekly 1 hour lectures, 2 x 1 hour seminars/tutorials.

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT: 1 hour examination (Spring) (50%), 1 assessed essay (50%).