Course level



Humanities and Social Sciences


Social Science School




One Semester

Class contact

1 Lecture hour, 2 Practical or Laboratory hours


ARCA1001 or ARCS1001, ARCA1000

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Practical exam, report, final exam

Course coordinator

Head of Discipline

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school.

Course description

This course offers instruction in the theoretical, archaeological and experimental basis of stone artefact analysis in an Australian and global context. The course covers lithic technology in human evolution, reconstructing past settlement and subsistence practices, typology and classification, lithic assemblage analysis, as well as applications in heritage management. Students will become familiar with identifying fracture mechanics and fracture features, flintknapping and replication, recording and analysing stone artefacts, experimental research design, lithic illustration, conjoining, and familiarity with new directions in lithic analysis.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile