|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
This course examines the archaeology of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Justinian. It spans a period that saw high drama and rapid change for many of the peoples of Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor and the Near East. The different and unequal ways that the imperial authorities and local populations adapted to one another are manifested in a plethora of settings, from epic monuments to humble homes, and from rich graves to rubbish pits. This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the landscapes, buildings and artefacts of the Empire, while at the same time revealing the important role of regions far beyond Rome in generating new forms, styles and ideas.
This course covers:
Archaeologies of Empire
Cities of the Roman World
The Archaeology of Emperor Worship
The Armies of Rome
Pottery in the Roman world
Coinage and Trade
Bread and Circuses: theatres, amphitheatres and other centres of spectacle
Private homes? From palaces to paupers huts
Villas, things called villas and farms
Riches from the Earth: How Rome exploited natural resources
Landscapes of the Dead
The Archaeology of cult in the Roman Empire
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||58||1:00||58:00||40% of guided independent studies|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||2:00||44:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||58||1:00||58:00||40% of guided independent studies|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||2||2:00||4:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||3||1:00||3:00||Seminars|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||1||3:00||3:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||1||2:00||2:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||28||1:00||28:00||20% of guided independent studies|
The programme combines lectures, seminars, practical (object handling) sessions and site visits to develop student familiarity with both synthetic analysis and raw material for the study of the Roman Empire. Particular emphasis will be placed on fostering basic finds handling skills.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||60||1||M||15||In house - Course multiple choice test|
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||15||data handling exercise|
|Prof skill assessmnt||1||M||10||Participation - Contribution to Saturnalia and presentations|
Examination examines conceptual understanding through 2 essays (selected from six questions) and technical knowledge of Roman administrative machinery through short multiple choice section (20 questions). Knowledge outcomes 1, 3 & 4.
Data handling exercise assesses knowledge outcome 2.
ERASMUS students at Newcastle One 2,000 word essay to be handed in by 12.00 p.m. of the Friday of the first week of the assessment period. This will replace all work required of domestic students. It remains the case that, if an ERASMUS student specifically requests that s/he be permitted to do the same assessments as the domestic students, that option remains open to them. No variation of the deadlines will be allowed except on production of medical or equivalent evidence.
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