2018 Summer School Subject List

Ancient Civilisations (ARCA1001 ) - Opens 04 Oct 2016

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Archaeology
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1) Dr Alison Betts - alison.betts@sydney.edu.au

(1) Dr Alison Betts - alison.betts@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 29 Nov 2016 
End Date: 08 Dec 2016 
Capacity: 100 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 21 Nov 2016 
Census date: 03 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 03 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.


This unit is an introduction to the great civilisations of the old world in North Africa, Asia, and the Mediterranean from ca. 3000 BC-AD 300. We will explore the major achievements and characteristics of these rich cultures, as well as the fascinating interplay between them. To understand ways in which archaeologists read the past, students will study and examine ancient material evidence from some of these civilisations.


1 x 2000wd essay (40%), 2x1hr class tests each equivalent to 1000wds (2x25%) and 1x500wd-equivalent tutorial exercise (10%).


Start Date: 29 Nov 2016     End Date: 08 Dec 2016


Please attend all classes

  • Tue, Weds & Thurs: 10:00-12:00 hrs

  • Tue, Weds & Thurs: 14:00-16:00 hrs


Please attend all Classes

  • Tue, Weds & Thurs: 12:00-13:00 hrs
  • Tues, Weds & Thurs: 16:00-17:00 hrs


Quadrangle Building, McRae Room S418


Scarre, C. and Fagan, B. 2008 Ancient Civilisations; Wenke, R. and Olszewski, D. 2007 Patterns in Prehistory.