ARCH07029 2013 DIGITAL ARCHAEOLOGY

General Details

Full Title
DIGITAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Transcript Title
DIGITAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Code
ARCH07029
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
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Billy Fitzgerald, Sam Moore, Fiona Beglane
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 module will provide students with the skills necessary to create, interpret and present archaeological data produced by a variety of digital processes, including photography, GIS, digital terrain modelling.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Identify methodologies and technologies of digital archaeology, including methods such as remote sensing, GIS, laser scanning, mapping, photogrammetry

2.

Demonstrate an ability to use a range of these technologies

3.

Analyze the impact of digital technologies on archeological research

4.

Apply this knowledge to case studies

5.

Understand the role of digital media in collecting, archiving and disseminating archaeological data and results

6.

Communicate the role of digital technologies to a peer audience

Module Assessment Strategies

Since this is a practically-based module, the assessment strategy is fully by continuous assessment. 

Indicative Syllabus

Digital photography

  • Artefacts, buildings and landscapes
  • Photogrammetry
  • Manipulating digital images using standard software packages
  • Aerial photography

Digitisation of analogue data

  • Site plans and drawings
  • Artefact drawings

3-d scanning

  • Applications in survey and in artefact/ecofact studies
  • 3-d visualisation and modelling

GIS mapping

  • Advanced distribution maps
  • Use of data sourced from surveys, total stations, GPS units and geophysical survey
  • Use of historical and modern maps and aerial photography
  • Viewshed analysis
  • 3-d visualisation

The role of digital media in archiving archaeological data and results

Digital Communication

  • Role of the internet, multi-media and social media in archaeological communication 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project Practical assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Assignment Essays, presentations, posters, websites Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Computer Laboratory computer sessions 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

This is a fast-changing field, however the following are useful texts

Connolly J. and Lake, M. 2006.  Geographical information systems in Archaeology. Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology.  CUP.

Evans, TL and Daly, P. 2006. Digital Archaeology: bridging method and theory.  Routledge

MacDonald, L. 2006.  Digital Heritage: applying digital imaging to cultural heritage.  Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

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