Birth of a Nation

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This course will give you an appreciation of the archaeology of England during what was once referred to as the 'Dark Ages', but is now more usually called the Early Medieval period. You will develop an understanding of the many political, religious, economic and social cultures of this era as a way of exploring the archaeology and monuments we regard as being 'English'. You will acquire a knowledge of the range of archaeological evidence for fifth- to eleventh-century England including settlements, burials, monuments, landscape and material culture together with an appreciation of the different debates concerning their interpretation. This knowledge will provide you with an understanding of Anglo-Saxon and Viking archaeology, which far from being 'Dark', is increasingly illuminating the foundations of England.

This Short Course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

15 credits at level 4

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First class: Mon 08-Jan-18 6.30pm-8.30pm

Class location Central London
Class code SSHC305H4ACB

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