- Total units 48 Units
- Areas of interest Archaeology
- Major code ARCP-MAJ
- Academic career Undergraduate
This major is available only to students undertaking the Bachelor of Archaeological Practice degree program.
The major in Archaeological practice is centred on skills in field and laboratory analysis of archaeological materials. Courses provide students with intensive training in finding, recording, excavating and analyzing archaeological sites and the materials found within them. This training involves both practical and theoretical aspects.
- Development of skills in undertaking archaeological fieldwork, including the techniques and approaches that can be used to locate, map, record, collect and excavate archaeological materials, and the conditions in which different techniques and approaches are optimal.
- Development of analytical skills and strategies for the analysis of archaeological materials. This includes the examination of human remains, artefacts, archaeo-fauna and archaeo-flora, archaeological sediments and other materials.
- Understanding of interpretative approaches including the application of archaeological theory and quantitative analysis.
- Familiarity with designing research in archaeology, including approaches to framing questions, selecting and applying data collection methods, means of developing and presenting arguments and model testing in archaeology.
This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:
12 units from completion of the following course(s):
|From Origins to Civilizations
A maximum of 30 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:
|History of Archaeology: Discovering the Past
|Introduction to Environmental Archaeology
|Archaeology in Film and Fiction
|Archaeology of Death and Mortuary Practices
|Supervised Research in Archaeology
|International Archaeological Field School
|International Archaeological Field School Extension
|ARCH 2108: Animals, Plants & People
|World Rock Art
|Human Skeletal Analysis
|Introduction to Heritage and Museum Studies
|Introduction to Cultural Heritage Management
A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:
|Research Design and Analysis in Archaeology
|Archaeological Field Methods
|Thinking through the past: archaeological theory from 1950
|Scientific Dating and Isotope analysis for Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology