ARCH06037 2013 ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEYING
The module will introduce and develop an understanding of archaeological field techniques and surveying.
The aims of the course are to introduce students to:
- The principles of archaeological survey.
- Application of those principles in practice.
- Basic survey techniques using traditional methods.
- An introduction to electronic and GPS survey equipment.
- Developing an ability to identify and interpret archaeological field monuments.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the use and application of surveying equipment
Module Assessment Strategies
The assessment strategies are designed to promote understanding of the basic cocepts and practical understanding of archaeological surveying. As this is a practical-based module the assesment strategy is continuous assessment.
Examination of why we carry out archaeological survey and introduction of integrated archaeological field work.
National Monument Service monument description sheet.
Explore mapping and maps.
Plotting grid layouts. Explaining scale.
Co-ordinate systems and Measurement of height.
The Engineer's Level and levelling.
Field trip to various local archaeological sites and discussion of approaches to measuring them and technical terms in descriptions
Earthen monument survey and survey strategy.
Introduction to digital mapping
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Practicals||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||40 %||OnGoing||2,3,6|
|2||Field note books||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||40 %||Week 14||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|3||Group field project||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||20 %||End of Term||1,2,3,4,5,6|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Practical||Not Specified||Survey work||3||Weekly||3.00|
|Group Learning||Science Laboratory||Lectures and group work - archaeology lab||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Self study||3||Weekly||3.00|
Further literature to be provided by the lecturer.
Much of this surveying module is conducted outside on campus grounds and on a nearby archaeological site: the Greenfort. It is essential students have sensible weatherproof clothing (layers are useful) and footwear.