Track 1: World Archaeology

A short introduction to this album.


© The Open University 2008


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 World Archaeology    A short introduction to this album. Play now World Archaeology
2 The importance of archaeology    The discipline of archaeology and its methodology. Play now The importance of archaeology
3 Pompeii: reconstructing the urban past    The challenges of studying the cultural development of urban settlements, including Pompeii. Play now Pompeii: reconstructing the urban past
4 The origins of agriculture    Why did humans start farming? Play now The origins of agriculture
5 Interpreting the remains of early cities    Archaeologists discuss early Meso-american and South Asian cities and how they reveal different forms of social organisation. Play now Interpreting the remains of early cities
6 The challenge of defining a city    What evidence do we need to define archaeological remains as a city? Play now The challenge of defining a city
7 Understanding empires    Archaeologists discuss the formation of empires and how to interpret archaeological evidence left by them. Play now Understanding empires
8 Excavating empires    Exploring the development and function of empires, looking at Mayan, Aztec, Roman, and Chinese societies. Play now Excavating empires
9 Studying human development    Exploring how humans have developed by looking at the remains they have left. Play now Studying human development