The Archaeology of Ancient Britain

Spring 2013

VMS 290S

Rebecca Bennett


This course will take you on a journey through the development of human society and culture in the British Isles before written records began. From the first migratory hunters to the Roman conquest, we will examine the key themes of settlement and society of ancient communities through an exploration of the tools and techniques available to archaeologists. Students will have the opportunity to hone their detective skills, piecing together various forms of evidence into cogent stories of the past using various Wired! technologies including GIS, GoogleEarth and Sketch-up. Students will demonstrate their understanding by drawing on digital archives and materials to re-interpret an archaeological investigation of their choice in an innovative and engaging way.