Ancient Egyptian archaeology - people and places 1B ADED1170E

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course builds on topics covered in Ancient Egyptian archaeology-people and places 1A but can be taken independently. It focuses on the material culture associated with specific people or groups of people in the past, examining the archaeological traces left behind by diverse communities incorporating various social levels, including workers' villages, garrisons and the remains of New Kingdom palace sites.

Timetable

Block 2

2 hours per week for 10 weeks

Wednesdays

19.00-21.00

Requirements of Entry

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

1 worksheet (object/person profile of c. 1000 words): 30% - due in Week 6

1 essay (c. 1500 words): 70% - due in Week 10

Course Aims

This course focuses on the material culture associated with specific people or groups of people in the past, examining the archaeological traces left behind by diverse communities incorporating various social levels, Through the interpretation of archaeological evidence, students will reconstruct material life histories of particular individuals in the ancient record. Students will also use ancient texts in translation for case studies of individuals, where possible.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

 

■ Interpret and discuss with confidence the archaeological record for both ancient individuals and communities

■ Analyse the evidence for social stratification, and be able to discuss patterns within and across sites

■ Compare and contrast mortuary evidence with that derived from settings of everyday life, and discuss how this affects modern reconstructions of life in ancient Egypt.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.