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8. Archeological ethics and laws 9. Heritage Matters: ethics and laws. 10. Material culture and individual identity 11. Art and architecture of ancient times in Pakistan 12. Ancient cultures of Pakistan 13. Cultural heritage and diplomacy 14. Archaeological research design and material analysis

Course Synopsis

This course provides an introduction about archaeology and cultural studies, to the students of Fine Arts. They will be introduced the importance of Archaeology and Cultural Studies in the main stream of Fine Arts. In broader contexts, students will study the history, theories, methods, and social contexts of material culture studies to investigate of human past. The course serves two functions. First, it provides a survey of important archaeological discoveries from Pakistan in details and briefly around the world.it will help the student in understanding that how the archaeological findings determine the shape of a society and its culture. The course narrates the past and present archeological findings in Pakistan. How Archaeologists interpret the past and will provide the understanding of society. This course examines an in-depth study of the theoretical and methodological archaeological studies. The course contents deal with material culture, its theory, locations investigations, and evaluation. It will help to gain an insight view into past human activities and social practices. For such study emphasis is on the diversity and interdisciplinary of archaeological methods. During third semester archaeology field work will be arranged to provide intensive, on-site training in the archaeological methods and techniques in conjunction with some archaeology projects by the national or International universities. This course provides an opportunity to conduct a major Field Research Project.

Course Learning Outcomes

This course is designed to promote Fine Arts Student involvement in the community and to create opportunities for students to conduct archaeological investigations. The faculty-supervised will provide students with opportunities to interpret archaeological data within a professional context. Government Organizations and public sectors universities utilizing archaeological skills in academic or non-academic settings, including government agencies, cultural resource management firms, and museums are expected to work as collaborative partner with fine Arts Research Centre of Institute of Visual Arts and Design at LCWU. This course in 3rd semester offers advanced training in archaeological field techniques, and recording. Students may participate in field project archaeological excavations. Students will work closely with senior excavation teams to coordinate, manage, and conduct an independent research project. Students will be required to write a substantial research paper relating their project to an important and relevant archaeological question. This course provides students with the framework to design, collect data, interpret and compose an independent senior research thesis. Each student will consult with his or her thesis advisor to develop a suitable research topic, methodology and timetable to effectively carryout the research goals. At the end of the semester students will complete their thesis and deliver a public presentation of their work.

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