ARCH07032 2014 PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY

General Details

Full Title
PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY
Transcript Title
PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY
Code
ARCH07032
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
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Shirley Markley, Marion Dowd
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

The objective of this course is to examine the relationship between archaeology and the public. As archaeologists, what are our responsibilities to the public? How have we neglected these responsibilities? How can we bring archaeology further into the public domain? Topics include: what is public archaeology? responsibilities of the archaeological profession to the public; the role of museums; what makes a good museum exhibit; the problem public: tourism, the antiquities market and subsistence digging; publication: publish or perish; archaeology in popular media: Time Team case study; archaeology in the national press; archaeology and politics; ethical issues: repatriation and excavation of human remains.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Demonstrate knowledge of the responsibilities the archaeological profession has to the wider public.

2.

Assess the issues of dissemination of archaeological data and the ‘publish or perish' situation.

3.

Critically analyse the role of museums and the presentation of exhibits.

4.

Discuss the impacts of tourism on archaeology.

5.

Select analytical skills to assess how archaeology is used and portrayed in popular media (literature, film etc).

6.

Express ideas concerning public archaeology through both written and oral media.

Module Dependencies

Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

1. What is public archaeology?

2. Role of museums

3. Museum exhibits

4. Fieldtrip: Museum visit

5. The problem public: tourism; antiquities market

6. Fieldtrip: Heritage site with tours

7. Presentations

8. Archaeology and TV

9. Archaeology and Politics

10. Ethical issues: repatriation

11. Ethical issues: excavation human remains

Guest Lectures

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Individual Project School visit Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 7 1
2 Written Report Report on heritage centre or museum Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % Week 9 1,3,4
3 Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % Week 12 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Independent learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Vitelli, K.D. 1996. Archaeological ethics.

Skeates, R. 2000. Debating the archaeological heritage

Maxwell, N. 1980. Digging up Dublin

Ashworth, G.J. 1994. Building a new heritage : tourism, culture, and identity in the new Europe

Chapter 9 Prospecting Archaeology. In: Tilley, C. 1993. Interpretative Archaeology.

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None