ARCH06025 2014 FIELD SCHOOL

General Details

Full Title
FIELD SCHOOL
Transcript Title
FIELD SCHOOL
Code
ARCH06025
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
2014 - Full Academic Year 2014-15
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Marion Dowd, Chris Read
Programme Membership
SG_SAPPL_H08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology
Description

The field school is one of the most crucial elements of an archaeological programme, especially one that is focused on providing valid practical experience. The training excavation will be held over two weeks at either Easter or in June. The actual site and related archaeology will vary from year to year. Students will gain first hand experience in developing excavation and other investigative techniques, an understanding of site recording and the application of methodologies taught in class.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.
Apply basic archaeological fieldwork techniques.
2.
Demonstrate awareness of key recording techniques and attempt their application.
3.
Differentiate soil horizons and stratigraphic contexts.
4.
Comply with best practice in site excavation techniques and the treatment of recovered artefacts.
5.
Demonstrate ability to take instruction and work in groups.
6.

Demonstrate understanding and compliance with site based health and safety regulations.

Module Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed in a number of key areas including excavation techniques/stratigraphy , recording, planning, photography and work ethic.

Module Dependencies

Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Two week training excavation. The individual site and related types/level of archaeology will vary from year to year.  The five hours below is based upon two weeks of 35 hours, equal to 5 hours per week for 14 weeks.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Logbook Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 2 1,2,3
2 Practical Evaluation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 80 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Offsite Excavation/Recording Techniques 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Museum of London Excavation Manual

IT Sligo Site Handbook

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None