ARCH06025 2019 Field school
The field school is a crucial element of the programme, that focusses on delivering practical experience and developing survey and excavation skills to first year students. The excavation runs for two weeks after the summer exams, in May/June. Students learn how to lay out excavation trenches; excavate using the single-context system; record features through plans, sections, written descriptions and photography; process ecofacts and artefacts on-site and provide first aid care for finds where necessary; use a drone; and participate in public archaeology dissemination of excavation results.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Demonstrate understanding and compliance with site based health and safety regulations.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Students will be inducted on Health and Safety on site.
They will be taught how to de-sod, excavate, and survey.
Instruction on recording contexts and strata.
Module Assessment Strategies
Students will be assessed in a number of key areas including excavation techniques/stratigraphy , recording, planning, photography and work ethic.
Repeat Continuous Assessment
Two week training excavation.
The particular site and/or nature of the archaeology will vary from year to year.
The five hours listed below is based upon two weeks of 35 hours, equal to 5 hours per week for 14 weeks.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment Logbook||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||20 %||Week 16||1,2,3|
|2||Practical Evaluation||Continuous Assessment||Performance Evaluation||80 %||End of Semester||1,2,3,4,5,6|
Full Time Mode Workload
Museum of London Excavation Manual
IT Sligo Site Handbook
MOLA's Archaeological Site Manual