Archaeology of Urbanism

Module code: AR3552

Archaeology is well placed to provide a lot of information about towns and cities. The study of buildings and material culture can address not only the urban physical form in the past, and the ways in which this changed and developed, but also evidence for elites and the poor in towns and cities, trade and traders, religion in urban areas, and in sacred cities. The archaeology of urban areas is explored not only to understand the physical evidence for towns and cities themselves, but also to learn about how people would have lived and interacted within them.


  • Guided Independent Study


  • PowerPoint assignment (50%)
  • Essay, 3,000 words (50%)