ARCH07020 2014 POST EXCAVATION ANALYSIS

General Details

Full Title
POST EXCAVATION ANALYSIS
Transcript Title
POST EXCAVATION ANALYSIS
Code
ARCH07020
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ARCH - Archaeology
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
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 SG_SAPPL_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology
Description

This will be a practical based course focusing primarily on successfully completing the post excavation management and analysis of the material from the programme's training excavation and sites excavated by staff members. The agenda of the course is for the student to learn through first hand experience the range of duties facing an archaeologist upon completion of an excavation. The purpose of this course is to teach the students not simply the process of post-excavation analysis but to actually give them experience doing it. The student will learn in theory about all aspects of the post-excavation process and will get real, first hand experience in a number of different areas.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Demonstrate an awareness of the component parts of the post excavation process.

2.

Express stratigraphic relationships in both matrix and written formats.

3.

Interpret startigraphic relationships.

4.

Design a post-excavation programme for a particular excavation.

5.

Demonstrate knowledge of the roles to be played by various specialists in post-excavation analysis.

6.
Carry out a number of post-excavation related tasks.

Module Assessment Strategies

The assessment of post excavation skills will be based upon both establishing a firm grounding in stratigraphic analysis and in the successful completion of a number of specified tasks. AQ log book will be used to record these tasks and will form the basis for their assessment.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

The practical components of the module will vary from year to year based upon the material we have to work with. However the following topics will be covered in some detail with extra time spent on developing a students stratigraphic skills.

1                    The Stratigraphic Report

•2                    Post-Excavation Research Design

•3                    Artefacts

•4                    Environmental Samples

•5                    Illustrations and Imaging

•6                    Specialist Reports

•7                    Dating

•8                    Research and Interpretation

•9                    Reporting and Publication

•10                Project Archive and Artefact Disposal

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Stratigraphy exercise 1 Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 2,3,4,5
2 Stratigraphy exercise 2 Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 2,3,4,5
3 Practical Evaluation Log Book Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Group Learning Flat Classroom Group Learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Lab Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
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

Readings will vary from year to year, mainly published excavation reports.

Other Resources

Listings will be provided in the class.

Additional Information

This module requires being timetabled in a 3 hour weekly block to maximise the integration of theory and practical components.