• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Archaeology
  • Areas of interest Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History , History
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Ash Lenton
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2019
    Winter Session 2019
    Spring Session 2019
    See Future Offerings

This course develops practical skills in archaeological fieldwork on field schools administered or co-administered by faculty members of the School of Archaeology and Anthropology. The participants learn modern techniques in archaeological excavation, survey, building recording and applications in cultural heritage management.

For topics that require travel outside Canberra: Students will only be permitted to travel upon completion of ANU required documentation, including, where required, the travel to a high risk destination form and the approval of all documentation by the relevant delegate.

Disclaimer: Applicants are advised that due to circumstances beyond the University's control (for example, specific international security concerns and international health crises) it may not be possible for students to commence or complete topics requiring international travel.

 

Course Contact: Dr Ash Lenton
E: ash.lenton@anu.edu.au

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. understand the principles of archaeological field work;
  2. gain familiarity with a range of archaeological field work practices other than excavation; and
  3. demonstrate competence at basic fieldwork techniques;
  4. analyse data from archaeological field work in written and oral format.

Other Information

Places are limited. In the event of over-subscription, priority is given to students in the Bachelor of Archaeological Practice.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Field skills practical assessments (40%) Learning outcomes 1-3 (40) [LO null]
  2. Fieldwork notebook, 2000 words (25%) Learning outcomes 1-3 (25) [LO null]
  3. Short essay, 2000 words (25%) Learning outcomes 1-4 (25) [LO null]
  4. Participation in fieldwork (10%) Learning outcomes 1-3 (10) [LO null]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time including a 3-week full-time intensive field school.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Archaeology and Anthropology to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Roskams, S. 2001. Excavation, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of ARCH2061 or equivalent skills.

Majors

Minors

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:
1
Unit value:
6 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Tasmania Field School
1724 19 Dec 2018 04 Jan 2019 04 Jan 2019 22 Feb 2019 In Person N/A
Triabunna Barracks
1385 19 Dec 2018 04 Jan 2019 04 Jan 2019 22 Feb 2019 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Roman Britain field school
6612 10 Jun 2019 05 Jul 2019 05 Jul 2019 17 Sep 2019 In Person N/A
Medieval Germany field school
6671 12 Aug 2019 30 Aug 2019 30 Aug 2019 04 Nov 2019 In Person N/A
Ribchester Roman Fort
6787 10 Jun 2019 05 Jul 2019 05 Jul 2019 17 Sep 2019 In Person N/A
Nienburg Wolpe
6788 12 Aug 2019 30 Aug 2019 30 Aug 2019 04 Nov 2019 In Person N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Introduction to Australian Archaeological Practice
8653 01 Nov 2019 15 Nov 2019 15 Nov 2019 31 Dec 2019 In Person N/A

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