PRACTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

ARC4PRA

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

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

Credit points30

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

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: AHAR - Bachelor of Archaeology Honours or AHA - Bachelor of Arts Honours

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsARC5PRA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsMust be specialising in Archaeology.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

The archaeologist's field handbook

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBurke, H., Morrison, M. and Smith, C.

Year2017

Edition/Volume2nd edition

PublisherALLEN AND UNWIN

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The archaeological laboratory:the analysis of archaeological data.he archaeologist's field handbook

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBanning, E.B.

Year2002

Edition/Volume2nd edition

PublisherKLUWER ACADEMIC

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Archaeology in practice: a student guide to archaeological analyses

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBalme, J. and Paterson, A.

Year2014

Edition/Volume2nd edition

PublisherBLACKWELL

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

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

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate a capacity to critique field work strategies.
02. Develop effective team work skills through clear communication, organisation of tasks and responsibilities
03. Design and develop a research programs
04. Report in an accomplished manner on the survey of archaeological material and its spatial distribution

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 5, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Meredith-Williams

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 37 - 42
Ten 8.00 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
10-day off campus field school

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2000-word survey report (Written report)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2,000-word essay (Written essay)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO4

Practical assessment (3500 words equivalent) Assessment

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO3