APPROACHES TO ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH

ARC3AAR

2014

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to the fundamental principles of archaeological research and how research programs are designed and developed. Particular attention is given to practical and technical issues. This involves following through the many decisions involved in designing archaeological projects from initial research design to publication, including the choice of particular field strategies, methods of recording and documentation, and the preparation of reports. This subject is designed for students wishing to make a career in archaeology and is a prerequisite for those wishing to enrol in Archaeology Honours

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorSteven Falconer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ABAR - Bachelor of Archaeology students: Must have passed 90 credit points of Archaeology subjects or requires Coordinator's approval. All other students must have passed 90 credit points at any year level of Archaeology subjects with a B-average or requires Coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject at third-year level in the ABAR - Bachelor of Archaeology. This subject is also a prerequisite for students wishing to enrol in Archaeology Honours

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsArchaeological InvestigationRecommendedCarver, M.O.HROUTLEDGE, 2009
ReadingsThe Archaeologist's Fieldwork CompanionRecommendedKIPFER, B.A.BLACKWELL PUB., MALDEN, MA 2007
ReadingsThe Archaeologist's Laboratory: the Analysis of Archaeological Data,RecommendedBANNING, E.B.KLUWER ACADEMIC / PLENUM PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK, NY. 2000

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Falconer

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours independent research per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Field notebook (1,900-word equivalent)25
Grant application (800-word equivalent)10
On-line quiz (300-word equivalent)5
Site report (2,500-word equivalent)30
Site report (2,500-word equivalent)30