This unit will begin with an overview of prehistory and archaeology in a global context, before focusing on the Aboriginal presence in Australia and internal developments until the late eighteenth century. Megafaunal extinctions, land management practices (including the impact of firestick farming.) and unique cultural initiatives are among the many exciting debates which will be investigated in considerable depth. The unit will also consider the emergence of distinct regional cultures, including Tasmania, early external contacts, and the impact of disease, particularly the controversial smallpox epidemic of 1789.
TEACHING PATTERN: 2 hrs lectures and 1 hr tutorial weekly
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - L,H,I,N,W Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Resource supported teaching & learning - L,H,I,N,W Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options
25% at level 100 in Aboriginal Studies major or cognate if completing the major. 25% at level 100 in any discipline in any faculty if taking as an elective
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