ARCH06023 2013 ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHODS

General Details

Full Title
ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHODS
Transcript Title
ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHODS
Code
ARCH06023
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ARCH - Archaeology
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Chris Read
Programme Membership
SG_SAPPL_H08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology
Description

This course will provide the students with an introduction to what it is archaeologists actually do. This course will provide an introduction to various archaeological concepts, methods and practices, taught through both formal lectures and a number of interactive group/individual projects.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.
Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of the archaeological record and its component parts.
2.
Demonstrate familiarity with concepts of stratigraphic excavation and recording.
3.
Apply appropriate archaeological methods and techniques in case study situations.
4.
Demonstrate familiarity with basic illustration and planning techniques.
5.
Apply basic care to archaeological artefacts in field situations.
6.
Express archaeological concepts in written and oral format.

Module Assessment Strategies

The assessment strategy will focus primarily on teaching the student through problem solving exercises through which they will apply the core concepts taught through lectures and guided reading with a focus on the limits of interpretation. The final exam will test retention and understanding of these core concepts.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Week 1          Introduction to Archaeological Methods and the Archaeological Record

Week 2          The Archaeological Record II

Week 3          Dating Methods in Archaeology

Week 4          The Human Skeleton

Week 5          Archaeological Interpretation

Week 6          Project 1

Week 7          The RMP

Week 8         Stratigraphic Excavation

Week 9          Project 2

Week 10        Excavation Recording

Week 11        Planning

Week 12        Project 3

Week 13        First Aid for finds

Week 14        Review

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project Formative UNKNOWN - % Week 6 1,2,3,6
2 Project 2 Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 10 4
3 Project 3 Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % Week 13 1,2,3,5,6

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom lecture 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Problem Based Learning Flat Classroom Projects 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4.5 Weekly 4.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Archaeology: The Main Concepts  Colin Renfrew and Paul Bahn

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None