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The undergraduate as informed layperson: Issues in teaching prehistory to geography students


This paper arises out of my experience in teaching a single prehistory subject within the Department of Geography. It was first presented to a conference of the Australian Archaeological Association, in a sessIOn concerned with presenting Archaeology to the general public. I initially felt that many of the issues I face might be common to those involved in communicating Archaeology to a wider audience. Discussions at the conference and subsequently have made it clear that some of these difficulties are felt more widely by teachers of undergraduates, even at universities with much higher entrance requirements than the University of Wollongong.