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Introduction to Australian Archaeology

Introduction to Australian Archaeology

In this introductory course Part 1, we consider what archaeology is, and how it fits into the scheme of anthropology. Learn something of early Australian anthropologists and how archaeology developed in Australia. Consider the formative processes of the earth, and look at how plate tectonics effected biogeography. You will gain knowledge about various theories of Hominid dispersal, like Out of Africa and Multi-regionalism. Discover facts about the Ice Age and fluctuating Pleistocene sea levels. Find out when and how Australia was first colonized, was it 40,000 or 60,000 years ago? Archaeology is a multidisciplinary science, and this course exposes you to archaeology papers, with the benefit of discussion through the forum or interaction with the instructor. This course is designed for... Show More
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