- Code ARCH8032
- Unit Value 12 units
- Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Archaeology
- Areas of interest Archaeology
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Timothy Denham
- Mode of delivery Blended
First Semester 2015
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This core course introduces students to the range of archaeological science methods and techniques which one can expect to use in field- and laboratory-based archaeological research and heritage management projects, evaluated within an explicitly archaeological methodology. A background in the history of the field will first be given, and the theoretical debates concerning the role of archaeological science within the wider field of archaeology will be canvassed. The second half of the course will focus particularly on fieldwork applications of archaeological science, including site visits and practical exercises.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain and critique the relationships between environmental sciences, archaeology and historical and social disciplines
- Apply basic principles derived from physical sciences in natural systems to archaeological research design and data interpretation.
- Scope, plan and report on the research context of key developments in archaeological science as a discipline
- Undertake basic field contextual analysis and assessment of archaeological sites within holistic frameworks bridging soil science, geology, Quaternary timescales and development planning frameworks
- Select and deploy relevant sampling and analytical techniques as research-led investigations in archaeology and heritage management as desk-top studies and in the field.
- Design and engage in ethically sound and professionally appropriate approaches to undertaking scientific investigations as archaeologists across a range of environments, social contexts and with diverse stakeholders.
- Plan and design materials from research investigations for public dissemination and/or for conference poster presentation
Indicative AssessmentIn-class presentation 10%, practical exercises 20%, 2000 word essay (20%), 4000 word research essay (40%) and attendance and participation (10%)
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2.5 hours of lectures and seminars per week over 12 weeks.
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|16 Feb 2015
|06 Mar 2015
|31 Mar 2015
|29 May 2015