Archaeology Essay Questions

  1. Urban life in Roman times: Choose six Roman-period buildings from either Rome or Pompeii (or 3 from each). Using illustrations and plans, describe their physical character, layout and function. What can these buildings tell us about the lifestyles of urban society?
  2. Discuss the role of nationalism in shaping current programmes of archaeological research.
  3. Discuss with examples, the evidence for dispersal of hominin populations out of Africa and into Europe from 1.9 million years ago to 3000,000 years ago.