Credit points: 30
Students focus on the techniques of field archaeology and concentrate on acquiring skills used in the survey and recording of archaeological sites and landscapes. Approaches to site excavation are also considered and assessed. Students will be introduced to a range of methods including tape and compass, theodolites and global positioning systems. Emphasis is placed on the building of interpretive links between theory and fieldwork.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorJillian Garvey
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of the folloing courses: AHAR - Bachelor of Archaeology Honours or AHA - Bachelor of Arts Honours
Incompatible subjects ARC5PRA
Special conditions Must be specializing in Archaeology.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||The archaeologist's field handbook||Prescribed||Burke, H. and Smith, C.||ALLEN AND UNWIN 2004|
|Readings||Archaeology in practice: a student guide to archaeological analyses||Recommended||Balme, J. and Paterson, A.||BLACKWELL 2006|
|Readings||The archaeological laboratory:the analysis of archaeological data.||Recommended||Banning, E.B.||KLUWER ACADEMIC 2000.|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Falconer
One 3.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via blended.
"One 3-hour seminar in the first week of semester and one 10-day off campus field school"
|one 1,500-word survey report||30|
|one 2,500-word essay||40|
|one mapping exercise (1,500-word equivalent)||30|