- MA in Archaeology
- MA in Archaeology and Heritage of Asia
- MA in Archaeology of the Middle East
- MA in Archaeology of Egypt and the Near East
- MA in Artefact Studies
- MA in Comparative Art and Archaeology
- MA in Cultural Heritage Studies
- MA in Egyptian Archaeology
- MA in Managing Archaeological Sites
- MA in Mediterranean Archaeology
- MA in Museum Studies
- MA in Principles of Conservation
- MA in Public Archaeology
- MA in Research Methods for Archaeology
- MA in Urban Archaeology
- MSc in Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology
- MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums
- MSc in Environmental Archaeology
- MSc in GIS and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology
- MSc in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology
- MSc in the Technology and Analysis of Archaeological Materials
Miss Lisa Daniel
UCL Institute of Archaeology
31-34 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PY
+44 (0)20 7679 749
Archaeology of Early Human Origins
The course will provide a detailed account of the Palaeolithic archaeological record associated with the evolution pre-modern humans in Africa and Eurasia. The course will cover the subject through exploration of the history of Palaeolithic archaeology, as well as the technological, taphonomic and theoretical frameworks necessary to a critical understanding of the archaeological record of human evolution.
This course aims to provide students with:
- A detailed account of the early human archaeological record.
- The ability to be able to review and critically appraise a wide range of primary and secondary sources and data relating to early human behavior.
- To examine the methodological and analytical tools and theoretical models which have been used in reconstructing the human evolutionary past from the archaeological record.
- A detailed knowledge of human behavioral evolution.
- A critical ability to interpret the archaeological record of human evolution through analysis and discussion of context, behaviour and technology.
- Expansion of written and oral skills in communicating complex ideas and data-sets derived from a range of academic disciplines.
- Ability to critically evaluate evidence and arguments regarding issues in Palaeolithic archaeology.
- This course will be delivered through formal taught lectures and related seminars.
- The latter will comprise discussion, student presentations and handling sessions.
- The course will be supported by on-line materials including presentation files, electronic reading lists and digital sites profiles
For registered students
- Running in 2015-16