This module, organised around seminar discussions, covers major research themes in archaeomaterials research. In this module, you will learn how archaeomaterials data can intervene in the broader archaeological, anthropological and historical debates, enabling you to effectively contextualize your own research within these broader fields.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost£TBC

Course structure

Seminar Discussions, Lectures, Student Paper Critique Presentations

What you will learn

On successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Assess applications of analytical science to key questions of archaeological and anthropological significance.
  • Develop strategies for applying archaeomaterials methods to key research themes that link archaeomaterials with the broader field of archaeology and heritage science.
  • Debate key concepts in the ongoing relationship between science and archaeology.
  • Compare and contrast different theoretical approaches to core issues relevant to archaeomaterials, and analyse how these approaches have filtered into laboratory science investigations of the material past.

Core content

  • Trade and Exchange
  • Organization of Production and Craft Specialization
  • Technology, Materials, and Culture
  • Innovation and Technological Change
  • Science and Archaeology

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