AR5201 - Principles of Archaeological Investigation
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Arts, Society & Education
Please note early start date. Students must participate in field trip prior to semester
This subject gives a theoretical and practical introduction to a series of techniques
and approaches that are employed in the design and execution of archaeological research
and cultural heritage management projects. The topics that are covered include: research
design, ethical, legal and practical aspects of fieldwork; site documentation techniques
and surveying methods; sampling procedures and approaches to data collection and management.
The subject is delivered via seminars and participation in fieldwork.
- high level understanding of ethical issues within the discipline;
- understanding of the aims and principles of archaeological investigation in professional
- knowledge of the application of theoretical frameworks and associated survey and data
collection methodologies in professional contexts;
- practical experience of professional archaeological fieldwork.
- practical tasks and exercises (50%)
- assignments (50%).
Study Period 1
|Census Date 26-Mar-2020
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 16 hours workshops/Seminars
- 39 hours fieldwork
- assessment and self-directed study
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest