Course overview

We may see artefacts discovered from archaeological excavations in books, online and in museums - but what has happened to an artefact before it gets to that point? During this session we will consider the life cycle of an artefact, starting even before the artefact was manufactured. We will investigate the journey that it may have taken, asking questions such as how it may have been used, where did the materials come from and what might have happened from the time the artefact was no longer used through to it being found by an archaeologist who was excavating a site? We will use examples of artefacts made from different materials from sites around the world.

Course description

This course is designed for beginners or improvers and looks at a specific and intriiguing aspect of archaeology: Artefacts themselves.

Through case studies and examples, we will look at the creation of objects through to their eventual re-discovery.

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