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Post Roman and Medieval Britain - 10 credits (HS2104)

10 credits, Spring semester

An introduction to the archaeology of Britain in the period 400 to 1500, covering the Anglo-Saxon settlement, the emergence of 'Celtic' and Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.  The role of towns and nature of rural settlement up to the 11th century.  The relevance of medieval documentary evidence and in particular Domesday Book.  The Norman impact on England, castles, towns and rural settlement to 1500 AD. The final section of the course looks at the development of Cardiff from Roman fort to industrial city.

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%).