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Published by: lopanec on Aug 05, 2010
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Undergraduate Studies
DepartmentOf Archaeology.
 WorldArchaeology.Made in
Cover photo courtesy of SarahCole Photography This publication is available inalternative formats. To request a
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0114 222 1303.
‘Archaeology is a modern discipline ofering the ullest and most
challenging perspective on human history.’
Sheeld Archaeology
 Archaeology studies the history of humandiversity. It investigates both the distant andrecent past. Today, archaeology is as much abouthow we create our futures, write our historiesand live in the world as it is the study of ‘thepast’.
 Archaeology at Sheeld is about big questions:
How did humanity evolve?
Why did humans colonise the world’s surface from their earliest origins in Africa?
Why have human communities organised their lives insuch diverse ways?
How have civilisations been created and why have they collapsed?
Sheeld students investigate:
The biological history of humans, including theirevolution, their genetic complexity, changes inpopulation, and the history of human disease andmortality.
The impact that humans have had on the widerenvironment, and their interaction with the plants andanimals within that environment.
How human societies have changed their economicand political organisations and systems of belief.
The ways people in the past used diferent
 technologies to control and understand their world.
How we use the past today.
 A degree in archaeology rom Sheeld equips you withskills:
The ability to use evidence in the investigation ofcomplex questions.
Transferable skills in information technologies and incommunication.
Practical skills in the excavation and analysis ofmaterial.

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