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Master of Archaeological Studies


Course Description

The archaeological studies degrees are suitable if you are interested in understanding the human past through archaeological material. You will develop your understanding of the main perspectives of modern archaeology and explore archaeological science, heritage and archaeological research techniques. The degrees approach archaeology from the perspective of humanities and social sciences, rather than from a scientific perspective, as is the case with the Master of Archaeological Science.


Typical courses

• Advanced Archaeology
• Ancient Health and Disease
• Ancient Medicine
• Archaeological Field and Laboratory Methods
• Archaeological Research in Australia
• Archaeological Studies Foundation
• Archaeology and the Document
• Archaeology and the Sacred Landscape
• Archaeology of Death and Mortuary Practices
• Archaeology of Mexico and Maya
• Archaeology of the Central Andes
• Archaeology of the Pacific Islanders
• Australian Archaeology
• Forensic Anthropology and Archeology
• Human Evolution
• Human Skeletal Analysis
• Introduction to Archaeological Science
• Introduction to Environmental Archaeology
• Introduction to Heritage Studies
• Landscape Archaeology
• Post-Roman Archaeology of Britain: Arthur and
• the Anglo Saxons
• Research Design and Analysis in Archaeology
• Scientific Dating and Isotope Analysis for Archaeology
• and Palaeoanthropology
• Topics in Pacific Archaeology

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a four year Bachelors degree either as Honours or a combined degree in a cognate area from an Australian tertiary institution or its international equivalent. Equivalence may be met by the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Archaeological Science or the Graduate Certificate in Archaeological Studies.

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