New: Archaeology Of London

As one of the great world cities for millennia, London and its environs are a treasure trove for anyone interested in exploring archaeological sites, methods and engaging with the questions of what the interpretation of this data can tell us about what life was like in the many different incarnations of London throughout history. As well as classroom sessions, we will use the many resources available in London to explore aspects of Londons Roman, Medieval and other pasts. The course would be suitable for people who are new to studying and archaeology and to people who have some experience and are keen to take this further.

Who is this course for

No previous experience of the subject is required and the course would be a suitable starting point for people with an interest in Archaeology. The course would still be suitable for you if you do have some previous experience with the subject but are keen to develop your knowledge of the Archaeology of London in particular.

What does this course cover

We will examine what archaeological evidence can show us about the changes to London throughout its history, as well as looking at how archeological methods have been in employed in practice in discovering this material. Particular emphasis will be placed on London's Roman history because of the rich legacy of evidence we have for this period, but we will also look at archaeological evidence and discoveries from other periods of London history.

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

Outline the key stages in the history of London with reference to archaeological evidence
Identify some key archaeological sites in London and describe what they have contributed to our knowledge of the History of London
Identify some of the methods used by archeologists in studying London's history
Assess how archaeological evidence has been interpreted, with reference to some specific example examined on the course

What will it be like

Class sessions will be as interactive as possible and as well as some tutor exposition, you can expect to find small group tasks, Informal quizzes, map making activities, reviews of evidenceand lots of group discussion. During the course we will also make at least one visit to the British Museum.

What else do you need to buy or do

Nothing additional is required for classroom sessions, although pens, pencils and notepaper may be useful for class activities and if you need to make notes. Additional resources will also be available on the Moodle page for the course and you can access these outside of class sessions.
Depending upon the exact course schedule we may make some visits to particular sites of interest during the course and there may be additonal fees required for entrance to those

What this course could lead to

Other courses in Archaeology, Anthropology or History may be suitable for you. The course tutor or members of the department will be able to provide further guidance as required.

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