ARCH07020 2014 POST EXCAVATION ANALYSIS
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.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Demonstrate an awareness of the component parts of the post excavation process.
Express stratigraphic relationships in both matrix and written formats.
Interpret startigraphic relationships.
Design a post-excavation programme for a particular excavation.
Demonstrate knowledge of the roles to be played by various specialists in post-excavation analysis.
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.
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
•4 Environmental Samples
•5 Illustrations and Imaging
•6 Specialist Reports
•8 Research and Interpretation
•9 Reporting and Publication
•10 Project Archive and Artefact Disposal
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|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
|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|
Readings will vary from year to year, mainly published excavation reports.
Listings will be provided in the class.
This module requires being timetabled in a 3 hour weekly block to maximise the integration of theory and practical components.