(ARCH031) Neolithic Prehistory in Britain: Early Neolithic Farmers, 4500BC-3200BC

Neolithic stone tools[ Michael Greenhalgh CC BY-SA 2.5 ]


Course start date: Tuesday 22nd April 2025
Course end date: Friday 27th June 2025
Early Bird Price: £135

Tutor: Dr Tina Tuohy
Course Code: ARCH031
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.
Fee: £150.00
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.
Recommended Reading**: A list of suggested books and websites is provided within the course
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 was previously taught by Dr Tina Tuohy when it was offered by the University of Exeter*. If you studied it with the University of Exeter* you might not wish to study it again with Learn for Pleasure as although we have revised and updated our courses where necessary, it will likely be substantively the same.

Syllabus Plan

Week 01. Arrival of Farming

Week 02. Settlement and Houses

Week 03. Domestic Artefacts 1: Pottery, Antler and Wood

Week 04. Domestic Artefacts 2: Flint and Stone

Week 05. Earthen Long Barrows and Severn Cotswold Tombs

Week 06. Causewayed Enclosures

Week 07. Defended Tor Enclosures

Week 08. Megaliths, Dolmens and Cairns

Week 09. Domestic Life and Material Culture

Week 10. Cursus and Conclusion