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Archaeology in the Contemporary World

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Carl Pollard
Academic year

Module overview

The remit of Archaeology remains to understand the human past through material traces and to comprehend how the pasts we create are structured by, and structure, contemporary social values. But the way Archaeology is practised is increasingly varied, drawing upon an expanding range of methodologies and interpretive approaches, and extending its reach both temporally and thematically. Through presentations of recent research, this module offers both: an introduction to current archaeological thought for Masters students entering programmes without an archaeological background; and, for those already familiar with the discipline, an insight into contemporary research and its disciplinary context at Southampton and beyond.