• Code ARCH8002
  • Unit Value 6 to 12 units
  • Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Archaeology
  • Areas of interest Archaeology
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Stuart Bedford
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2018
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ARCH8002 is run as an intensive field course which aims to provide students with experience in excavation, stratigraphic recording, site planning, artefact recording and an understanding of the complex relationships between sites and the landscapes in which they occur. Emphasis is on learning and refining high level technical skills and understanding how these can be applied to better understand archaeological site formation processes and environmental management issues at the site scale, working in Australia, Southeasy Asia and the Pacific.
Students are advised that this course carries extra costs, additional to course fees, of return flights to and from Vanuatu and a contribution towards accommodation on the island.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course students will have the knowledge and skills to:

* Plan and execute the design and delivery of a team research exercise in a remote area as a desk-top exercise.

* Acquire primary archaeological field data in georeferenced form to a high standard for archive purposes or research.

* Work to a high standard and safely within remote area conditions.

* Relate the significance of archaeological and environmental data from a site and its setting to local regional and national policy frameworks and issues of value and significance.

* Demonstrate understanding of community consultation and ethical considerations.

Indicative Assessment

For the 6 unit version: Indicative assessment to include Key issue review paper (20%); portfolio of data, field drawings, images, maps to a professional archive standard and self-reflective digital and written diaries of daily field experiences and group tasks/discussions (70%) and de-briefing group participation (10%). Total word length equivalent to 6,000 words maximum. For the 12 unit version: load will be normally be double the load required for the 6 unit version and will include a focused research report of maximum 6000 words additional to the assessment requirement for 6 units.

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Workload

Workload will be appropriate to 6 - 12 unit value. The course will involve a pre-course briefing, 14-16 days field training, and a research report. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Taylor, J. and N. Thieberger (eds) 2011. Working Together in Vanuatu. Research Histories, Collaborations, Projects and Reflections. ANU E Press. 

David, B. and Thomas, J. (eds) 2008 Handbook of Landscape Archaeology. Left Coast Press: Walnut Creek.

Balme, J. and A. Paterson (eds) 2014. Archaeology in Practice: A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses. (second edition). Malden: Willey and Blackwell. 

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 to 12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $530 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $810 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
6431 25 Jun 2018 18 Jun 2018 06 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018 In Person

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