Course start date: 5th July 2021
Course end date: 10th September 2021
Early Bird Price £135: BOOK NOW
Tutor: Dr Tina Tuohy
Course Code: ARCH017
Level: Non-accredited, non-credit bearing
Assessments/Exams: None. Throughout the course you will be given ideas and questions to respond to in the online discussion area. Participation in online discussion is encouraged, but not compulsory.
Duration: 10 weeks
Estimated Student Study Time: 2 – 5 hours per week are recommended, but time spent is flexible and at your discretion.
Pre-Requisite Course(s): None
Delivery: Online Distance Learning
Late Entrants: If this course is not full by the start date then late entrants will be accepted for up to two weeks after the start of the course. As a late entrant you can choose to catch up on the material you have missed or you can skip the missed weeks and concentrate on the material at the point where you join the course, but unfortunately we cannot offer fee reductions or course extensions for late entrants.
The following are recommended, but optional, background reading; those marked with an obelisk (†) are highly recommended:
- The Iron Age in Britain and Ireland: Recent Trends
T. Champion and J.R. Collis,
J.R. Collis Publications, Sheffield, 1996.
- Danebury: An Iron Age Hillfort in Hampshire: Volume 6: A Hillfort Community in Perspective †
CBA Research Report 102, 2003.
- The Danebury Environs Programme: The Prehistory of a Wessex Landscape, Volume 1: Introduction (English Heritage and Oxford University Committee for Archaeology Monograph No. 48)
Oxford University School of Archaeology, 2000.
- Iron Age Britain (English Heritage)
B.T. Batsford, 2004.
- Cadbury Castle, Someset: The Later Prehistoric and Early Historic Archaeology (English Heritage)
John C. Barrett, P.W.M. Freeman and Ann Woodward,
English Heritage, 2000.
- By South Cadbury is that Camelot? (New Aspects of Antiquity): Excavations at Cadbury Castle 1966-1970 †
Edited by Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Book Club Associates, 1975.
Required Reading**: None
**Please note: All courses are subject to sufficient numbers of students registering before they are confirmed as running. Therefore, after booking your place you are advised not to purchase any texts until you have received confirmation that the course is running.
This course looks at the hill forts of Danebury and South Cadbury and their environs in some detail, through study of excavation reports, data from environmental work, and landscape studies. We will also considers smaller sites within the local environs and explore their relationship with the hillforts.
These sites will be studied within a context of current interpretations of Iron Age hillforts and we will discuss how these support our current understanding of them.
Week 1: What are hillforts?
Week 2: Discovering Data
Week 3: Danebury: Background and Environs
Week 4: Danebury: Defences
Week 5: Danebury: Interiors
Week 6: Danebury: Landscape and associated Sites
Week 7: South Cadbury: Background and Environs
Week 8: South Cadbury: Defences
Week 9: South Cadbury: Interiors
Week 10: South Cadbury: Landscape and associated sites.