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Section I - Core (Pompeii and Herculaneum) (1 Viewer)

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oh man - but MISREADING A QUESTION? that is a rookie mistake. lol

thank god, it was only a 4 marker... and I'll still get 1-2 for it.

not as bad as the maths school certificate where I left a section under a sheet of paper and found it again... with 3 seconds to go.
There goes 20 marks fellas. Still got 74/80 from what I did do though.

Herculaneum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! death.
 

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Did you not realise that the source was of a herculaneum street / the house of the wooden trellis so you would obviously focus on herculaneum...

piece of cake.
 

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They asked a similar question for the past 2 years on the whole archaeological techniques thing, so i assumed that they wouldn't ask it again.....they did, and i answered as best i could. Wish i knew a little more about it though.
 

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my info wasnt that great so i just bullcrapped my way through it and made it relate to the question.
 

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does anyone remember if the last question said archaeologists and/or specialists? please tell me there was an "or" in there, because i didnt really talk about archaeologists....
 

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lollypoplady said:
does anyone remember if the last question said archaeologists and/or specialists? please tell me there was an "or" in there, because i didnt really talk about archaeologists....

I think it did say archaeologists &/or specialists - besides, my teacher said that it was possible to talk about almost everything & anyone involved in it's conservation/restoration/reconstruction, etc. I talked about them all, so it's bound to score most of the marks, so I hope!


I'm really glad the questions were very easy to remember in terms of learning the topic - they were all really basic stuff! Especially since I did an assessment task on entertainment & made much emphasis on the ampitheatre, & the streetscapes part was thoroughly done earlier in the topic. I'm glad, I'm very glad. :)
I was so worried about the topic that it would ask something that I would not know!
 

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i hated this section

really did

the stuff i wasnt strong on

n the amphitheatre i didnt know wat to add- i wrote on all teh lines though but i dont think its quality
 

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Patar said:
Owned... haha

I figure - you are supposed to be able to get full marks with the lines

so I just wrote heaps small on the lines, and then went over them like added a few extra lines

Oh well... I got full marks in the trials doing that and 93 all up. I'll be OK.
well i have massive writing so writing on the lines would get me like half marks.
 
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I found this section the most difficult.

Herculaneum streetscapes question was a bit of a bitch. Like the town is only 30% excavated, why be so specific?

The amphitheatre one was yuck as well, all I could think of was entertainment boosting public moral and because it drove the political system.

The last question was also ick, I was hopeing they'd pick a straight out bullet point (eg impact of tourism). Ah well.
 

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Pomp & Herc: Herc streetscapes definitely my weakest answer on this section. The archaeology question: talked about Spinazzola (sic?) and Amadeo Mauiri's ideas of documentation and 'in loco' preservation and how they influenced 21st century archaeology. Pretty lucky actually, only studied Core archaeology the night before.
 

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I Dont Know How To Quote Peoples Comments??

But, "patar" - Hahhaa I Did The Exact Same Thing! I Just Assumed It Was On Pompgay!!! And Not The Streets Of Herc. Thank God Someone Else Lost A Mark For Not Reading What Should Be An Easy Question!
 

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This section was so easy, cant believe how easy it was. Surprisingly managed to spew out heaps of info about everything..finishished first two sections in 45 mins! i was on fire! haha:D
 

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Did anyone else talk about how the Amphitheatre was used to bring in Tourists from Herculaneum and other places? Also just general stuff, entertaining etc.
 

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yes it was where they listened to music recitals, lyrics, plays and music
 

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yahhc said:
yes it was where they listened to music recitals, lyrics, plays and music
Isn't that the Odeon Theatre and the normal theatre?
 

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what the hell is a streetscape??? i mentioned everything i could possibly think of to do with villas and streets and the slope of herculaneum, just everything in teensy tiny writing.

it was funny, we had the same source in our trials but we had to talk about teh features of villas or something

for the last question i wrote about fiorelli, maiuri, lazer, jashemski, bisel and all the projects-insular menander, pompeiian forum, AAP etc.

i missed out SO much information tho =( and i called estelle lazer jane lazer by accident =(

on the whole i think i fucked it
 

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yahhc said:
yes it was where they listened to music recitals, lyrics, plays and music
no, thats the Odeon theatre

the amphitheatre was for the big spectacles like gladiator fights and animal hunts. bloodsports.
 

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Jess =) said:
what the hell is a streetscape??? i mentioned everything i could possibly think of to do with villas and streets and the slope of herculaneum, just everything in teensy tiny writing.

it was funny, we had the same source in our trials but we had to talk about teh features of villas or something

for the last question i wrote about fiorelli, maiuri, lazer, jashemski, bisel and all the projects-insular menander, pompeiian forum, AAP etc.

i missed out SO much information tho =( and i called estelle lazer jane lazer by accident =(

on the whole i think i fucked it

OMFG yeah man the streetcaps! pff i was like wtf

i had the info just couldn't remember the stupid archaeologsts names!! i think i screwed it up...but hopefully gain those lost marks from the essayz
 

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the exam was hel easier than i expected but i got through p&h ok i think. the hardest was the ampithreatre question. what did u guys write for that?
 

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