DIGGING ARCHAEOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION
Credit points: 15
This subject provides an introduction to the theories and methods of archaeological fieldwork. Working in a blended learning environment, students will engage with the history and development of archaeological fieldwork around the world - with a particular focus upon Australia. We will examine the archaeological process - from the formation of archaeological sites over time, to their excavation, the analysis and interpretation of the data that archaeologists recover, and finally the dissemination of that information. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorKeir Strickland
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must have completed 60cp and must be admitted in the ABARC, ABA, SZAS, AZAHS, LZCOMA, LWLAT and have completed ARC1THJ and ARC1CIV OR require subject coordinator's approval
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKeir Strickland
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Tutorials delivered via zoom due to covid-19"
Unscheduled Online Class
Four 0.50 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Short pre-recorded online video lectures are studied at the students' convenience each week ahead of a face-to-face tutorial"
|Written Essay (1200 words)||N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO6|
|Creative research communication (2000-word equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6|
|Online quizzes (800 word equivalent).||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO6|