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Environmental Archaeology - 10 credits (HS2397)

The module provides a detailed survey of approaches and concepts in environmental archaeology, exploring in particular the past human impact on the natural environment, and the methods used to investigate this impact. Human influences on ecosystems and the modification of the environment are highlighted. Faunal, floral and soil evidence is examined by means of case-studies from Britain and Europe. A significant element of the module is project work and laboratory work, undertaken singly or in a small group. The module is assessed by coursework and exam.

Staff: Jacqui Mulville
Teaching: 5 lectures; 5 practical classes
Assessment: laboratory work (50%); examination (50%)
Semester: Autumn
Limited numbers: 25