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Unit Code
Unit Title
HTA305 Gender in European Thought
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA306 Australia from the 1850s to 1918
HTA307 Australia from 1918 to 1975
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA308 Medieval Britain: Myth, Power and Identity
HTA309 Europe in an Age of Crisis 1560-1640
HTA310 Cold War Europe, 1945-1991
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA311 Europe at War 1914-1945
HTA314 Late Medieval Europe
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA316 The Experience of War: Europe from Napoleon
HTA318 Crime and the Law in Historical Perspective
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA323 Islam, Law and Women - Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA324 Independence and Revolution in Modern Asia
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA329 Van Diemen's Land 1642-1850
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA331 Tasmanian History from 1856
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA334 Europe in the High Middle Ages
HTA335 Faith in Asia:Origin & Change
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA337 Holy Lands, Strange Lands: The Medieval World 1000-c.1300
HTA338 History and Film: Twentieth-Century Perspectives
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA340 Australian History 1788-1990s
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA342 Colonial USA, 1607-1789
HTA343 USA: The Nation from 1789
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA344 Modern Britain 1832-1990
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA345 Revolutions of the Mind
HTA347 Modern Russia: Enlightenment to Dictatorship
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA348 Forgotten Lives? Women in Asian History
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA349 Atlantic Worlds, 1450-1807
HTA352 African-American History
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA354 Colonial Societies
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA355 War and Peace in the Pacific
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA356 Barbarian Kingdoms: Medieval Europe AD 300-700
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA357 Vikings and Vassals: Medieval Europe AD 700-1000
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA358 Renaissance & Reformation Europe
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA359 Europe 1815-1914
HTA360 Researching Family History
HTA363 Convict Archaeology
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA364 History of Human Rights
HTA371 Australian Environmental History
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA375 History of the Indigenous Peoples of North America
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA390 History and Heritage
HTA399 Special Topic in History
HTC300 The Pursuit of Empire: Philip II and Alexander the Great
HTC301 Roman Republic 218-31 BC
HTC302 The Roman Empire: Victory, Virtue and Vice
(Not Offered 2010)
HTC310 War and the Hero: Classical Epic
(Not Offered 2010)
HTC311 Comedy and Tragedy in the Classical World
HTC323 Greek and Roman Mythology
(Not Offered 2010)
HTC329 Love in the Ancient Novel
HTC330 Special Topic in Ancient Civilisations
HTC332 The Archaeology of Ancient Pompeii, Rome and Ostia
(Not Offered 2010)
HTC333 Classical Art and Architecture
(Not Offered 2010)
HTC334 Sex, Wine and Athletics in Classical Antiquity
HTC335 Celtic and Roman Britain
(Not Offered 2010)
HTC336 The World of the Classical Greeks
HTG301 Special Topic in Advanced Ancient Greek A
HTG302 Special Topic in Advanced Ancient Greek B
HTG316 Advanced Ancient Greek A
HTG318 Advanced Ancient Greek B
HTL301 Special Topic in Advanced Latin A
HTL317 Advanced Latin A
HTL319 Advanced Latin B
HTL321 Special Topic in Advanced Latin B

2013 HTA363 Convict Archaeology

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HTA263

SPECIAL NOTE: This unit will include site work including archaeological excavation. All students will be required to have a current tetanus vaccination (last five years) and be fit enough to engage in fieldwork on remote location. For further information contact the unit co-ordinator. Places limited to 30 students.

Not Offered


The unit will provide an introduction to historical archaeology. It will focus on the treatment and experience of convict labour in Van Diemen's Land and will examine ways in which archaeological techniques can aid our understanding of the past. Students will be taught through a combination of lectures and fieldwork including one week of site work supervised by the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority. Places will be limited to a maximum of 30 students.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: HTA263: Class participation (10%), 500 word excavation report (10%), 2500 word essay (40%), 2 hr exam (40%). HTA263: Class participation (10%), 1000 word excavation report (10%), 2500 word essay (40%), 2 hr exam (40%).

TEACHING PATTERN: 8 x 2 hour classes plus 1 week participation in a fieldwork and excavation program.

Note: Class attendance may still be required

About Flexible Study Options

STAFF: H - Hamish Maxwell-Stewart (Coordinator)

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