Professor Douglas Baird MA, Ph.D.

Garstang Chair of Archaeology Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology

    Teaching

    Professor Baird's teaching deals with major developments in human social organisation first seen in the Near East between 18000 and 2000 BC, namely the appearance of the first sedentary, agricultural, urban, and state societies. A number of modules cover these topics. In addition he teaches aspects of Mediterranean archaeology and a number of aspects of archaeological methodologies. In particular he runs a module on the practical study of chipped stone and ceramics in archaeology. His thematic modules typically combine lectures, tutorials and seminars with an emphasis on small group debates. The practical module has a strong practical component where the application of general principals conveyed in lectures is played out through study of material by students guided by lecturer and graduate teaching assistants.

    Modules for 2021-22

    ACE MA AND MSC DISSERTATION

    Module code: ALGY600

    Role: Teaching

    ANCIENT WARFARE

    Module code: ALGY210

    Role: Teaching

    Bronze Age Civilizations: Mesopotamia and the Mediterranean

    Module code: ALGY106

    Role: Module Co-ordinator

    DEATH AND BURIAL IN THE PREHISTORIC NEAR EAST

    Module code: ALGY224

    Role: Module Co-ordinator

    ECONOMIES AND EXCHANGE IN THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST

    Module code: ALGY688

    Role: Teaching

    EXTENDED ESSAY IN CHINESE ARCHAEOLOGY AND HERITAGE

    Module code: ALGY285

    Role: Module Co-ordinator

    FROM VILLAGE TO CITY: THE ORIGINS OF CHINESE CIVILISATION

    Module code: ALGY112

    Role: Module Co-ordinator

    RESEARCH THEMES IN THE NEOLITHIC OF THE NEAR EAST

    Module code: ALGY656

    Role: Module Co-ordinator

    SPECIAL SUBJECT

    Module code: ALGY731

    Role: Teaching

    THE ORIGINS OF AGRICULTURE AND SEDENTISM IN THE NEAR EAST

    Module code: ALGY356

    Role: Module Co-ordinator

    THE PRACTICE OF ARCHAEOLOGY

    Module code: ALGY102

    Role: Teaching

    THE SUMERIANS

    Module code: ALGY288

    Role: Teaching