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Exploring Stone Age Archaeology: The Mysteries of Star Carr

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Duration

4 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Beginner

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Effort

4 hours per week

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Teaching Type

Self Paced

Course Description

Star Carr is one the most important British archaeological sites. We have discovered the oldest house known to be in Britain, evidence of European carpentry, and the oldest complete bow in the entire world, thanks to extraordinary survival conditions. These and other discoveries allow us to understand how life was over 10,000 years ago.

This course will teach you about Star Carr's excavations. It will also show you how this site can reveal a lot about our past, the origins of everyday objects, and the changes that have occurred.

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Skills You Will Gain

What You Will Learn

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Identify and understand the methods used on an archaeological excavation

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Evaluate how digital technology, scientific applications and experimental archaeology can be used to investigate the past

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Apply a range of evidence in order to debate how different artefacts might have been used

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Describe the site of Star Carr and the main discoveries made there

Target Students

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The course is for anyone with an interest in the past and archaeology, and particularly for people with no previous archaeological background who may be considering higher education study

Course Instructors

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Nicky Milner

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I'm Professor Nicky Milner, Head of Archaeology at the University of York. I'm a field archaeologist and an expert in the Mesolithic period.
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Andy Needham

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I am a British Academy research fellow working on Mesolithic archaeology. I worked at Star Carr (2007-15) where I analysed some of the beads and pendants and carried out some of the geochemistry.
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Steph Piper

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I am an Associate Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of York. I specialise in stone tool analysis and Mesolithic archaeology, and have excavated at several Mesolithic sites in Britain.
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Becky Knight

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I am a Zooarchaeology & Human Osteology technician. I have been involved with Star Carr since 2007 & I analysed all of the animal bone assemblages from the excavations (2007-2015).

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