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Ideas for future learning

Ideas for future learning

We hope you’ve enjoyed the course. Below are ideas for how you can take your learning further.

Visit Colchester Museum

Poster of exhibition at Colchester Museum: 24.07.2021 -

Visit the exhibition inspired by the research you’ve followed on this course. Explore over 200 objects associated with the burial of Colchester’s Roman Dead, some of which have never been publicly displayed before. Decoding The Roman Dead is on display from 24th July 2021 – 6th January 2022 at Colchester Castle.

Archaeology at the University of Reading

The University of Reading’s Department of Archaeology offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. We are among the top ten UK universities for Archaeology in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, and 41st overall. Learn from our internationally recognised experts who research and teach in areas such as material culture, bioarchaeology, forensic science, past climate and environmental change (including geoarchaeology), museums, and gender archaeology. Our expertise spans from the earliest humans to the post-medieval period and feeds directly into the student experience. We also have an outstanding track record for student satisfaction, with satisfaction scores of 90%-100% for the quality of our courses in every National Student Survey between 2010 and 2020.

Our MSc Professional Human Osteoarchaeology course provides advanced instruction on the osteological methods, theories and techniques needed to identify and analyse human skeletal remains from archaeological contexts.

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Online courses on FutureLearn

The University of Reading offers a wide range of online courses on FutureLearn. Take a look at the full list or follow the Online Courses Team on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

You may be particularly interested in the other archaeology course ‘Archaeology: Dig to Lab and Beyond’ which explores exciting discoveries in the Vale of Pewsey, near to Stonehenge and Avebury.

Romans Revealed

For younger audiences, the Roman Revealed website explores how people came to Roman Britain from colder and warmer parts of the Roman Empire. The website which is aimed at Primary School KS2 children was developed by Professor Hella Eckardt and colleagues from the Department of Archaeology.

Further reading

Throughout the course we’ve linked to additional websites related to each piece of content and we’ve listed our recommendations for wider reading on the subject in the ‘see also’ sections below relevant Steps.

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