Postgraduate taught 

Material Culture & Artefact Studies MSc/PgDip

Viking and Late Norse Artefacts (AD 750-1350) ARCH5046

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

To provide students with the necessary intellectual preparation and skills to pursue further scholarly research in this subject area
To provide an understanding of materials and recovery techniques of items from Viking Age and Late Norse contexts in Scotland , Scandinavia and North Atlantic region
To provide an introduction to the comparanda available for study

Timetable

an average of 2 hrs x 10 weeks.

Course Aims

To provide students with the necessary intellectual preparation and skills to pursue further scholarly research in this subject area
To provide an understanding of materials and recovery techniques of items from Viking Age and Late Norse contexts in Scotland , Scandinavia and North Atlantic region
To provide an introduction to the comparanda available for study

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Students will be able to demonstrate:

A critical understanding of the issues related to detailed analysis of this material
A deeper knowledge of at least one type of artefact
The ability to recognise the cultural footprint of the Norse
The ability to critically assess specialist reports and interpretations based on these artefacts.