This course is for students that have successfully completed ARCH2059, International Archaeological Field School.
The course will allow students to use the knowledge and experience they gained in ARCH2059, along with the data they collected from the field school, to meet a series of learning outcomes (listed below) through a series of three specific coursework components.
(1) data set analysis: students will develop skills in analysing the archaeological data set(s) developed in ARCH2059 in order to extract information that can be used to make inferences about the archaeological site in question.
(2) short essay: students will develop a range of writing and analytical skills in the context of approaches to social scientific enquiry when exploring a range of issues in tropical archaeology.
site report: in the context of the majority of learning outcome of the course, students will work on producing what essentially amounts to an ‘industry compliant’ archaeological report based, for the most part, on the season of excavation the student was involved in while enrolled in ARCH2059.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
(1) develop practical writing skills, logical and analytical thinking abilities and evidence based inferential skills
(2)have a greater appreciation and understanding of archaeological research designs and their impact(s) on excavation-based strategies
(3) understand basic problems in tropical archaeology stratigraphy, taphonomy, and site formation (positive and negative) processes
(4) have acquired a solid grounding in relevant archaeological methodologies, and an understanding of how these may be utilised in order to analyse archaeological materials.
(5) have an understanding of the principles, methodologies, value systems and ethics employed in social scientific inquiry
Data set analysis (20%) 500 words or equivalent. Relevant learning outcome(s): 1 & 4.
Short essay (20%) 1,500 words. Relevant learning outcome(s): 1, 3 & 5.
Archaeological site report based on the field school (60%) 3000 words. Relevant learning outcome(s): 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials and tutorial-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading, and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeIt is highly recommended that students will have completed ARCH3021
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 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|
|2355||19 Feb 2024||26 Feb 2024||31 Mar 2024||24 May 2024||In Person||N/A|