Archaeology 1: Prehistoric Ireland and Europe, An Introduction


This module provides an overview of the principal developments in prehistoric archaeology in Ireland, Britain and Europe.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the chronological sequence and principal developments inherent in the study of European archaeology from the Palaeolithic through to the Iron Age.

  2. Describe the changing nature of human society and economy in prehistory as reflected by the surviving archaeological site types and artefacts.

  3. Outline the range of evidence available to archaeologists and the techniques of analysis and interpretation employed within the discipline.

  4. Examine the material culture of the prehistoric period in Ireland and Europe.

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