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. 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 teamwork, theory and fieldwork.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Meredith-Williams
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesEssays and field school exercises
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: AHAR - Bachelor of Archaeology Honours or AHA - Bachelor of Arts Honours
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Special conditionsMust be specialising in Archaeology.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Archaeology in practice: a student guide to archaeological analyses
AuthorBalme, J. and Paterson, A.
The archaeological laboratory:the analysis of archaeological data.he archaeologist's field handbook
The archaeologist's field handbook
AuthorBurke, H., Morrison, M. and Smith, C.
PublisherALLEN AND UNWIN
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Off Campus
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Meredith-Williams
Block ModeWeek: 36 - 37
Ten 8.00 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 37 and delivered via face-to-face.
10-day off campus field school
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
One 2000-word survey report (Written report)
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One 2,000-word essay (Written essay)
Practical assessment (3500 words equivalent) Assessment