- Code ARCH2055
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
- Dr Ash Lenton
- Mode of delivery In Person
Winter Session 2020
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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
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- understand the principles of archaeological fieldwork;
- gain familiarity with a range of archaeological fieldwork practices other than excavation;
- demonstrate competence at basic fieldwork techniques; and
- analyse data from archaeological field work in written and oral format.
Other InformationPlaces are limited. In the event of over-subscription, priority is given to students in the Bachelor of Archaeological Practice.
- Field skills practical assessments (40) [LO 1,2,3]
- Fieldwork notebook, 2000 words (25) [LO 1,2,3]
- Short essay, 2000 words (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Participation in fieldwork (10) [LO 1,2,3]
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130 hours of total student learning time including a 3-week full-time intensive field school.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the School of Archaeology and Anthropology to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Roskams, S. 2001. Excavation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Renfrew, C. & Bahn, P. 2016. Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice. Oxford, Thames & Hudson.
Recommendation includes completion of ARCH1111 or ARCH1112 or ARCH2061 or equivalent course/ skills.
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- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6306||15 Jun 2020||24 Jul 2020||24 Jul 2020||04 Sep 2020||In Person||N/A|
|Medieval Cemeteries UK|
|6440||15 Jun 2020||24 Jul 2020||24 Jul 2020||04 Sep 2020||In Person||N/A|
|6441||17 Aug 2020||04 Sep 2020||04 Sep 2020||23 Oct 2020||In Person||N/A|