What developments shaped human communities and how are they manifested in the archaeological record? This module will explore major overarching patterns of human behaviour and social change within various areas of archaeological inquiry. Using examples and case studies from across Britain, the module will introduce the archaeological evidence that has illustrated these patterns, including many of the key sites, projects, and archaeologists who explored them. We will look at how artefacts or sites used to explain past human behaviour. The themes of domestic life in settlements, death and burial, and ritual and religion are presented with case studies which illuminate the worlds of the past.