arc3man managing archaeology



Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Archaeology has played a key role in developing Australia's 'heritage industry', and in this subject we explore the current role of archaeological knowledge in our society. Students are introduced to the conceptual and procedural skills required to work effectively as a professional archaeologist. Students will review the development of cultural resource management, explore the role of archaeological knowledge in the cultural conservation process, including the main provisions of legislation and policy relating to archaeology in Australia, and the role and responsibilities of Indigenous communities, government departments and other stake-holders

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Lawrence

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites This subject is only available to Bachelor of Archaeology students or by permission of the subject coordinator.


Incompatible subjects ARC21AHM, ARC31AHM, ARC2MAN

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsObject Lessons: Archaeology and Heritage in AustraliaRecommendedLydon, J. & Ireland, T.AUSTRALIAN SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING MELBOURNE, 2005
ReadingsThe Burra Charter: the Australia ICOMOS charter for the conservation of places of cultural significance 1999,PrescribedMarkquis-Kyle and Walker, 2004AUSTRALIA ICOMOS INC. 2000.
ReadingsArchaeological Sites: Conservation and ManagementPrescribedS. Sullivan & R. MackayGETTY CONSERVATION INSTITUTE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Exend investigative research skills while identifying the range of heritage values considered important by Australians

write a medium-length essay reviewing approaches to heritage management in Australia
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving(Creative Problem-solving)

02. In a team strengthen effective team work skills through clear communication, organisation of tasks and responsibilities

Contribute to the development of a Cultural Heritage Management Plan for a local place
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving(Creative Problem-solving)

03. Strengthen knowledge of ethical issues and understanding of the application of statutory frameworks in the protection of archaeological sites

Develop a research design and permit application for archaeological research in Victoria
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving(Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)

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