London, United Kingdom

Timewalkers: Early Humans, Stone Tools and Environmental Change

when 20 July 2020 - 7 August 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 1700

This module takes you on a journey through time to discover Britain’s Stone Age past. Using a mixture of classroom-based sessions, hands-on activities, museum visits and field excursions you will learn how archaeologists reconstruct past landscapes and understand the human populations that once inhabited these lost worlds. The module explores the first dispersals of humans across Europe; a remarkable story of survival in unfamiliar landscapes, where the challenges of changing climate, physical barriers and food and resource availability, tested human resilience to its limits. Located at the edge of this ice-age world, Britain uniquely documents these early inhabitants and their social, cultural and technological development.

Target group

Undergraduate students

Course aim

The aim of the module is to introduce students to the Palaeolithic record, with a particular focus on Britain, and also explore how archaeologists and Quaternary scientists understand early humans and the landscapes in which they lived. The module will enable students to understand the chronological and environmental context for early human presence, the stone artefacts that give clues as to their technological, social and cultural development and also provides an opportunity to explore the subject through field and museum visits.

Credits info

7.5 EC
You will study one course per Queen Mary Summer School session. Each course is worth 15 Queen Mary credits.
Usually, the 15 credits we award for each three-week Queen Mary Summer School session translate to 3–4 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system.
Your home institution should confirm if they will grant credit for Summer School courses. Whilst we will do everything we can to support you throughout the Summer School application process, it's your responsibility to check with your home institution if you can transfer credit from the Summer School prior to arriving at Queen Mary.

Fee info

GBP 1700: The Queen Mary Summer School costs: £1,700 per session.
We are offering a 10% early bird discount for those who apply before 31 March 2019.
From 31 March onwards we will offer a 10% discount to:
• Students and staff from partner institutions
• Alumni
• Current Queen Mary students
On campus accommodation will cost approximately £670 per session.
Additional costs and course excursions
Please note that some courses have some additional fees not included in the tuition fee. These fees are for activities and field trips that may take place away from our campus. We will give further details of these costs in due course.
Please note there is no deposit payment required for the Queen Mary Summer School.
GBP 50: There is a non-refundable application fee of £50.


There are no scholarships available for this course