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REGULATIONS FOR EXAMINATIONS: NOTICE BY THE GENERAL BOARD

The General Board give notice that, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board or other authority concerned, the regulations for certain University examinations have been amended as follows:

Archaeological and Anthropological Tripos, Part IIA and Part IIB

(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 235)

With effect from 1 October 2001

Examinations under the New Regulations for Part IIA and Part IIB of the Archaeological and Anthropological Tripos were held for the first time in 1998 and 1999, respectively. In the light of experience the regulations have been amended as set out below.

Archaeology

The scheme of examination for Archaeology has been amended to avoid duplication of papers.

Regulation 15.
By amending the list of papers for Archaeology so as to read:

Archaeology

A1. History and scope of archaeology I.

A2. The practice of archaeology I (also serves as Paper O12 of Part II of the Classical Tripos).

A3. History and scope of archaeology II.

A4. The practice of archaeology II.

Special areas

A5. The archaeology of early human development. 1

A6. The archaeology of modern human origins and the Upper Palaeolithic of western Europe.1

A7. The Upper Paleolithic from the Alps to the Americas.1

A8. Post-glacial adaptations and Mesolithic archaeology.1

A9. Neolithic and Chalcolithic in southern, central, and eastern Europe - societal interaction.1

A10. Neolithic and Copper Age in northern and western Europe - cognition and ideology.1

A11. The Bronze Age and Iron Age of southern, central, and eastern Europe - understanding social change. 1

A12. The Bronze Age and Iron Age of northern and western Europe - understanding the landscapes of prehistoric Europe.1

A13. Prehellenic archaeology (Paper D1 of Part II of the Classical Tripos).

A14. A prescribed subject connected with early Hellenic archaeology or early Greek art (Paper D2 of Part II of the Classical Tripos).

A15. A prescribed subject connected with classical (Greco-Roman) art or the archaeology of the Greek and Hellenistic world (Paper D3 of Part II of the Classical Tripos).

A16. A prescribed subject connected with the archaeology of the Roman world or with Roman art (Paper D4 of Part II of the Classical Tripos).

A17. Ancient Egypt: The framework of living I.1

A18. Ancient Egypt: The framework of living II.1

A19. Ancient Egypt: The practice of religion I.1

A20. Ancient Egypt: The practice of religion II.1

A21. Prehistory of the Near East (Paper As. 17 of the Oriental Studies Tripos).

A22. Special subject in Assyriology (Paper As. 15 of the Oriental Studies Tripos).

A23. Historical archaeology of Mesopotamia I: 3000-1600 BC (Paper As. 16 of the Oriental Studies Tripos).1

A24. Historical archaeology of Mesopotamia II: 1600-539 BC (Paper As. 16 of the Oriental Studies Tripos).1

A25. Europe in the first millennium AD I: Anglo-Saxon archaeology (also serves as Paper 14 of Part I of the Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic Tripos).

A26. Europe in the first millennium AD II: Scandinavian archaeology (also serves as Paper 15 of Part I of the Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic Tripos).1

A27. Europe in the first millennium AD II: Migration period archaeology (also serves as Paper 15 of Part I of the Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic Tripos).1

A28. The archaeology of medieval Britain.

A29. Ancient India I: Prehistory of India.1

A30. Ancient India I: The Indus civilization and beyond.1

A31. Ancient India II: Early historic cities of India.1

A32. Ancient India II: Art and architecture of ancient India.1

A33. Ancient South America.1

A34. The archaeology of Mesoamerica and North America.1

A35. Human evolution.

A36. The late prehistoric and historical archaeology of sub-Saharan Africa.

A37. Introduction to scientific approaches in archaeology.

A38. Archaeological science.

1 These papers will be available in alternate years, see the supplementary regulations.

The Faculty Board shall announce before the end of the Easter Term the papers that will be available in the examinations to be held in the next academical year.

Regulation 16.

By replacing in the following sub-paragraphs the reference to Papers A7-A24 with reference to Papers A5-A21, A23-A37;

(a)  Candidates in Archaeology: sub-paragraphs (ii) and (iii)

(b)  Candidates in Biological Anthropology: sub-paragraph (ii)

(c)  Candidates in Social Anthropology: sub-paragraph (ii).

Regulation 17.

By replacing sub-paragraph (a) so as to read:

(a)  Candidates in Archaeology

(i) Papers A3 and A4;
(ii) two papers chosen from the following: Papers A5-A38;
(iii) either one further paper chosen from Papers A5-A38,
or a dissertation on a subject in archaeology approved by the Faculty Board, which shall be submitted in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 20;
(iv) the submission of records of practical work, in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 18,

provided that a candidate may not offer (i) Paper A22 unless he or she has previously taken either Paper A21 or Papers A23 or A24, and (ii) Paper A38 unless he or she has previously taken Paper A37.

Biological Anthropology

Under the New Regulations the practical examination in Biological Anthropology was replaced by submission of records of practical work and for Part IIB, in practice, a viva voce examination. The regulations are now being amended so as to reintroduce the practical examination and in consequence of this to reduce by one the number of written papers in Biological Anthropology in each Part. The regulations have also been amended to enable candidates for Part IIB in Biological Anthropology to offer a report on a project in place of the dissertation currently required.

Regulation 15.

By amending the list of papers for Biological Anthropology so as to read:

B1. Genes, individuals, and populations.
B2. Evolutionary anthropology.
B3. Genetics and behaviour.2
B4. Evolution and diversity.2
B5. Ecology and adaptation.2

2 These papers also serve as one-paper subjects in Part II of the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos.

Regulation 16.

By removing the references to Paper B3 in sub-paragraphs (a)(iii) and (c)(ii), by amending sub-paragraph (b)(i) so as to read 'Papers B1 and B2;', and by renumbering sub-paragraph (b)(iii) as (b)(iv) and inserting the following new text:

(iii) a practical examination;

Regulation 17.

By amending sub-paragraph (b) so as to read:

(b) Candidates in Biological Anthropology
(i) Papers B3-B5;
(ii) either a dissertation on a subject in biological anthropology approved by the Faculty Board, which shall be submitted in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 20(a)-(d),
or a report on a project on a topic in biological anthropology approved by the Faculty Board, which shall be submitted in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 20(e);
(iii) a practical examination;
(iv) the submission of records of practical work, in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 18.

Regulation 20.

By inserting the following new sub-paragraph (e);

(e) A candidate for Part IIB who wishes to offer a report on a project under Regulation 17(b)(ii) shall submit the report, in accordance with detailed instructions issued by the Head of the Department of Biological Anthropology, not later than the division of the Easter Term in which the examination is to be held.

General

Regulation 19.

By replacing in sub-paragraph (c) the word 'Tutors' by the words 'Directors of Studies'.

Regulation 20.

By replacing in sub-paragraphs (a) and (d) the word 'Tutors' or 'Tutor' by the words 'Directors of Studies' or 'Director of Studies', respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS

(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 239)

With effect from 1 October 2001

The supplementary regulations for Papers A3 and A6 and Papers A7-A10, A12, A17-A20, A23, A24 have been rescinded. The following new text is inserted:

Special areas

Papers A5/A6, A7/A8, A9/A10, A11/A12, A17/A18, A19/A20, A23/A24, A26/A27, A29/A30, A31/A32, and A33/A34

These papers are paired. Courses are taught over a two-year cycle and are examined in alternate years, so that in any particular year one paper of each pair will be set, corresponding to the subject that has been taught in that year.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 6 June 2001
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