The Archaeology of Prehistory

Module code: AR2032

In this module we will explore a long period of archaeological time during which ways of life underwent radical transformations. We will also look at the approaches and methods which archaeologists have used to critical evaluate the archaeological evidence for different ways of life in prehistory.

Topics covered

  • Human evolution
  • Relationships between people and their environments
  • How people in prehistory constructed landscapes, and places in those landscapes
  • Technology
  • Human-animal interactions


  • 14 one-hour lectures
  • 4 two-hour seminars
  • 1 eight-hour fieldwork trip


  • 2 essays, each 1,750 words (100%)