Thematic Area - Archaeology and Prehistory

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Thematic Head – Prof Simiyu Wandibba





This area of focus is concerned with the nature and scope of archaeology and prehistory; the variety of archaeological evidence in time and space. We are also concerned with data collection and analysis in regard to the social organization, subsistence and diet as well as political organization, religion and ritual. We also conduct original research in art and symbolism together with environmental reconstruction in regard to intangible aspects. Students and researcher are offered an opportunity to examine and analyse the approaches to managing the past spatial frameworks and behaviour, synthesis and interpretation of archaeology and the public.

These are the courses undertaken in this thematic area:

NAF 600 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Anthropology          

NAF 601 Anthropological Theory                                                                               

NAF 602  Social Science Research Methods                                                     

NAF 603  Statistics for Social Sciences                         

NAF 652  Research Methods in Archaeology                          

NAF 653 Explanation in Archaeology                                                            

NAF 654 Developments in Archaeological Thought                                      

NAF 655 Formation Processes of the Archaeological Record                        

NAF 656 Archaeology as Human Ecology                                                                 

NAF 657 Archaeology and Gender                                                                             

NAF 658 The Individual in Prehistory                                                            

NAF 659 Archaeological Curatorship                                                             

NAF 660 Dating Methods in Archaeology                                                                  

NAF 661 Society in Prehistory                                                                         

NAF 662 Terminal Pleistocene and Holocene Archaeology of the World.






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