ARCH06025 2019 Field school

General Details

Full Title
Field school
Transcript Title
Field school
Code
ARCH06025
Attendance
100 %
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)
Marion Dowd, James Bonsall
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

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.

 

 

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.

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 Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment

Module Dependencies

Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

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

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

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


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

Journal Resources

MOLA's Archaeological Site Manual

URL Resources

www.archaeology.ie

www.excavations.ie

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None