Teaching ancient technology using “hands-on” learning and experimental archaeology

Clarkson, Chris and Shipton, Ceri (2015) Teaching ancient technology using “hands-on” learning and experimental archaeology. Ethnoarchaeology, 7 2: 157-172. doi:10.1179/1944289015Z.00000000032

Author Clarkson, Chris
Shipton, Ceri
Title Teaching ancient technology using “hands-on” learning and experimental archaeology
Journal name Ethnoarchaeology
ISSN 1944-2904
Publication date 2015-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1179/1944289015Z.00000000032
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 7
Issue 2
Start page 157
End page 172
Total pages 16
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract Universities increasingly demand high quality courses that are engaging, develop high level analytical skills and foster deep understanding of key disciplinary subject matter. We describe an approach to teaching ancient technology to undergraduate students that is successful in engaging students through hands-on learning, and develops familiarity with general scientific approaches to building knowledge, while also enabling deeper understanding of core archaeological skills and subject matter, such as artifact analysis and the evolution of technology. There is value in sharing approaches to teaching ancient technology and experimental archaeology and we hope others will find this discussion helpful in developing their own courses or comparing our approach with those which are already on offer.
Keyword Ancient technology
Hands-on learning
Experimental archaeology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
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