Cloth and Clothing ARCH5098
- Academic Session: 2021-22
- School: School of Humanities
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
The archaeology of cloth and clothing is a growing and innovative area of research. This course adopts a technological and thematic approach to examine the sources of evidence, theoretical and analytical approaches and emerging research questions in this field.
2 lectures per week for 10 weeks. The course may not run every year. The options running this session are available on MyCampus.
■ Book review (1,500 words) - 40%
■ Essay (3,500 words) - 60%
This course will provide the opportunity to:
■ Critically explore the key interpretive issues, research traditions and approaches to cloth and clothing in archaeology,
■ Evaluate theories of cloth and clothing,
■ Critically engage with the cloth and clothing of prehistoric Europe with examples from later periods and further afield,
■ Learn to identify and justify the interpretation of the principal technical features of cloth,
■ Confidently examine, and where appropriate handle, a range of relevant archaeological evidence
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Critically evaluate advanced interpretive themes and debates in the subject,
■ Recognise and critically evaluate the key types of archaeological evidence for cloth and clothing,
■ Discuss chronological and regional developments in cloth and clothing technology in relation to specific case studies
■ Identify an advanced range of technical features of cloth,
■ Appropriately handle relevant archaeological material.
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.