ARCH06039 2013 GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYING AND PROCESSING PRACTICAL

General Details

Full Title
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYING AND PROCESSING PRACTICAL
Transcript Title
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYING (P)
Code
ARCH06039
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
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Martina McCarthy
Programme Membership
SG_SAPPL_H08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology
Description

This module will include practical experience in using geophysical equipment and techniques in the field in addition to practice using various computer software packages in the processing of geophysical data and its integration with other forms of information.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Demonstrate the skills necessary to plan, execute and report a geophysical survey over an archaeological site.

2.

Establish a geophysical survey grid. 

3.

Operate a range of different geophysical field equipment safely and competently and comply with best practice in the field. 

4.

Use dedicated software to download, edit and process simple geophysical data.

5.

Construct simple maps of geophysical information and present geophysical results in a format that can be interpreted. 

6.
Integrate knowledge and skills from various types of archaeological analysis in the evaluation and interpretation of geophysical data.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
Achaeological surveying
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

  • Integrated survey methodology - Establish a geophysical survey grid
  • Demonstration and Field Work: Magnetic gradiometer survey
  • Demonstration and Field Work: Earth resistance survey
  • Demonstration and Field Work: GPR Survey
  • Data processing and image enhancement of geophysical results using appropriate software
  • Integrated geophysical surveys for archaeological assessment
  • Specifying and planning a geophysical survey
  • Group Field work exercise at a suitable site
  • Introduction to Surfer
  • Integration of geophysical results with other archaeological/map data using Surfer

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Portfolio of exercises: Field work, field note books, presentation, short answer questions, group field project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Flat Classroom Laboratory Practical 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

David A, Linford N, Linford P, 2008. Geophysical survey in archaeological field evaluation. Product Code 51430. English Heritage Publishing. PDF version available on line at http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/upload/pdf/GeophysicsGuidelines.pdf

Gaffney, C., Gater, J., Ovenden, S. 1991, The Use of Geophysical Survey Techniques in Archaeological Evaluations. Institute of Field Archaeologists

Gaffney, C. and Gater, J. 2003 Revealing the buried past : Geophysics for archaeologists. Tempu

Schmidt, A. 2002. Geophysical Data in Archaeology - A Guide to Good Practice, Oxbow Books

Surfer® V. 10 User's Guide, Golden Software

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None