• Class Number 4620
  • Term Code 3350
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 to 12 units
  • Topic Indonesian Archaeology: Study Tour & Field Sch
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Shimona Kealy
    • Dr Shimona Kealy
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 01/07/2023
  • Class End Date 30/09/2023
  • Census Date 21/07/2023
  • Last Date to Enrol 21/07/2023
SELT Survey Results

This course provides an opportunity for students to participate in new learning abroad opportunities offered by the School of Culture, History and Language. Opportunities may include faculty-led study tours as well as programs delivered by partner institutions. This shell course is intended for newly developed in-country classes whose offering is dependent on external circumstances, such as first-time New Colombo Plan funding or government/partner institution approval, and in-country classes intended as a one-time only offering.

Information on each topic offered within this course will be outlined in the 'Other Information' section, including the topics offered, and information on the unit value, convener, academic session and indicative workload. The topics offered through this shell course will typically be made available through a competitive selection process.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Varies depending on the specific topic offered and will be described in the Other Information section for each new class when it is added.

Research-Led Teaching

This course will be informed directly by the collaborative research of Dr Shimona Kealy (ANU) and Dr Mahirta (UGM).

Field Trips

This course consists of a 3 week trip to Indonesia, subdivided into one week at the Universitas Gadjah Mada campus, Yogyakarta, and two weeks in the field on the island of Lombok. The trip dates are as follows:

3rd - 8th July - UGM, Yogyakarta

9th - 22nd July - field, Lombok

Additional Course Costs

Students are expected to pay for their flights to and from Australia to Indonesia.

Additional in-country costs (e.g. domestic flights, accommodation, meals), will also need to be covered by the students - approx AUD$1,800.

Please note - there are some funding/scholarship options available to domestic students - please contact the CAP Mobility team for more details.

Required Resources

Resources will be provided on Wattle prior to commencement of travel to Indonesia

Whether you are on campus or studying remotely, there are a variety of online platforms you will use to participate in your study program. These could include videos for lectures and other instruction, two-way video conferencing for interactive learning, email and other messaging tools for communication, interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities, print and/or photo/scan for handwritten work and drawings, and home-based assessment.

ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Week 1: Language lessons, lectures, and short field trips based at the Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, INDONESIA Online Quiz at end of week
2 Weeks 2 & 3: In the field, archaeological excavation of rockshelter Participation in excavation & Daily field diary
3 Course Description: This is an intensive course involving 3 weeks of travel, study and fieldwork in Indonesia. It is a hands-on, archaeological excavation-based course run collaboratively between the School of Culture, History and Language, CAP, ANU, and the Department of Archaeology, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Students will participate in the course in equal numbers from both institutions, with combined in-class learning and practical participation in the excavation of a prehistoric archaeological cave site in Indonesia. This will entail one week based at UGM in Yogyakarta training in Indonesian excavation techniques and basic artefact analysis, visits to cultural sites and museums, and basic Bahasa Indonesia language training. For the next two weeks of the intensive period, students will travel to the field site to conduct the excavation. This will be in a cave/rockshelter site with an archaeological deposit recording human occupation since at least the Mid to Early Holocene. Students can expect to aid in the recovery of shell, pottery, lithics, and animal bone, among other materials. Students will then work together with their peers and teachers to record and interpret the site and its archaeological assemblage, making simple inferences about early modern human occupation, movements, technologies, and cultures on small islands in the region. Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to: 1. Explain the principles of archaeological field work and good practice excavation in an Indonesian context; 2. Demonstrate competence in basic fieldwork techniques related to excavation, depth control, sample collection, stratigraphic profiling, recording and documentation, and initial analysis; 3. Distinguish the context of archaeological finds; 4. Demonstrate an ability to work in a remote field location with limited modern facilities; 5. Work in an international collaborative team; 6. Analyse and report data obtained from archaeological excavation in a written format.

Tutorial Registration

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Online Quiz - 10% 10 % 08/07/2023 10/07/2023 1,2
Daily Field Diary - 10% 10 % 10/07/2023 22/07/2023 1-5
Participation in excavation and completion of excavation forms - 25% 25 % 21/07/2023 24/07/2023 1-6
Stratigraphic Drawing - 20% 20 % 30/07/2023 06/08/2023 1-3,6
Field Report - 35% 35 % 13/08/2023 10/10/2023 1,3,6

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines , which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


Students must be able to participate in the 3 weeks of in-country learning in Indonesia.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 08/07/2023
Return of Assessment: 10/07/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2

Online Quiz - 10%

Online quiz consisting of multiple choice, true/false, and short answer questions based on the lectures and excursions during the first week of the course at UGM. To be completed prior to departure to the field site.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 10/07/2023
Return of Assessment: 22/07/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1-5

Daily Field Diary - 10%

Students are to write a daily field diary for each work day of the two weeks in the field detailing the progress of the excavation, their personal experiences and learning growth. This diary will be marked each afternoon of the following day.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 21/07/2023
Return of Assessment: 24/07/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1-6

Participation in excavation and completion of excavation forms - 25%

Students are expected to participate in all aspects of the archaeological excavation. Each student is expected to have excavated at least one spit and submitted the associated excavation form by the end of the field trip. Forms will be marked for their completeness, detail, and legibility.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 30/07/2023
Return of Assessment: 06/08/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1-3,6

Stratigraphic Drawing - 20%

Students are expected to submit a completed stratigraphic drawing of the excavation along with a ca.250-500 word figure description.


SectionPass: 50-64%Credit: 65-74%Distinction: 75-84%High Distinction: 85-100%

Overall Details - 45%

Not all layers identified at the site are present.

Layers are difficult to identify.

Wall directions are not clearly marked/labelled.

Drawing is mostly to scale but missing scale bar.

Features are generally identifiable.

Colours do not correspond with munsel identifications.

All layers identified at the site are present.

Layers are identifiable or labelled.

Wall directions are marked & labelled.

Drawing is mostly to scale and includes a scale bar.

Features are identifiable.

Figure includes a legend but is incomplete.

Not all colours correspond with munsel identifications.

All layers identified at the site are present.

Layers are identifiable & labelled.

Wall directions are clearly marked & labelled.

Drawing is to scale and includes a scale bar.

Spits are indicated.

Features are identified & labelled.

Figure includes a mostly complete legend.

Colours correspond generally with munsel identifications.

All layers identified at the site are present.

Layers are clearly identifiable & labelled.

Wall directions are clearly marked & labelled.

Drawing is to scale and includes a scale bar.

Spits are indicated.

Features are clearly identified & labelled.

Figure includes a complete legend.

Colours correspond with munsel identifications.

Graphic Design - 25%

Ok stylistic choices. Font is mostly clear across figure.

Good colour/symbol choices.

Ok layout.

Good stylistic choices. Font is mostly clear across figure.

Great colour/symbol choices.

Good layout.

Great stylistic choices. Clear and distinct font style/size, and colour/placement.

Excellent colour/symbol choices.

Great layout.

Excellent stylistic choices. Clear and distinct font style, size, colour, and placement.

Excellent colour/symbol choices.

Excellent layout.

Description - 30%

Figure description provides general context for this drawing.

Figure description provides general context for this drawing. Includes some commentary on the cultural materials found within the layers.

Figure description provides context for this drawing and the details provided therein. Includes a brief commentary on the cultural materials found within the layers and what this might mean for the age of the deposit.

Figure description provides clear context for this drawing and the details provided therein. Includes a brief commentary on the cultural materials found within the layers and what this might mean for the age of the deposit.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 35 %
Due Date: 13/08/2023
Return of Assessment: 10/10/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,3,6

Field Report - 35%

An archaeological field report detailing the results of the excavation conducted during the field trip and the students interpretation of these findings in light of the known archaeological record for the region. ca. 2,500 words (excluding references).

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.

The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.

The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.


The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
  • Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Dr Shimona Kealy

Research Interests

Archaeology of island Southeast Asia

Dr Shimona Kealy

Dr Shimona Kealy

Research Interests

Dr Shimona Kealy

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