ARCH06023 2019 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
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Chris Read
Programme Membership
SG_SAPPL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science 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.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching will include a mixture of lectures on specified topics and archaeological problem solving exercises, both group and individual, utilising case studies

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.

Repeat Assessments

standard

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Topics covered will include: Introduction to Archaeological Methods and the Archaeological Record; Dating Methods in Archaeology; The Human Skeleton; Stratigraphic Excavation and Recording Systems, Remote Prospection, Archaeological Drawing/Planning; The RMP and First Aid for Finds Some class time will be devoted group/individual projects based on archaeological case studies.

 

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
70 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
30 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project Continuous Assessment Individual Project 20 % Week 6 1,2,3,6
2 Project 2 Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 10 1,2,3,4
3 Project 3 Continuous Assessment Individual Project 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 Closed Book Exam 30 % Week 15 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

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
1989-11-01 The Next Archaeology Workbook University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN 9780812212938 ISBN-13 9780812212938

The book is brand new and will be dispatched from UK.

Required Reading
2008-05-19 Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice Thames and Hudson Ltd
ISBN 0500287198 ISBN-13 9780500287194

Rare Book

Required Reading
1990-06 Archaeological Site Manual (Me-prac) Museum of London
ISBN 0904818403 ISBN-13 9780904818406

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Archaeology: The Main Concepts  Colin Renfrew and Paul Bahn

Journal Resources

none

URL Resources

none

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None