ARCH08025 2013 LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY

General Details

Full Title
LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY
Transcript Title
LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY
Code
ARCH08025
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ARCH - Archaeology
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
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, Fiona Beglane, Sam Moore
Programme Membership
SG_SAPPL_H08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_K08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology Add On SG_SAPPL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology
Description

The objective of this module is to introduce students to the ways in which archaeologists study and interpret landscapes and to provide students with a solid understanding of the concepts, sources and techniques used in the discipline. A main element of the course is practical work using electronic survey equipment including GPS and total station, which includes data collection and output of maps and plans. The course looks at various methodologies of landscape archaeology using case studies and practicals, and encourages an integrated multidisciplinary approach to the research of archaeological sites and regions.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Evaluate the merits and shortcomings of different methodological and theoretical approaches to archaeological landscapes.

2.
Demonstrate familiarity with the concepts of landscape evolution and change through time.              
3.
Design an archaeological landscape survey using a variety of different methods.
4.

Demonstrate ability of collect and output 2D and 3D monument(s) and map data

5.
Demonstrate evidence of self-management and problem solving through assessment performance.
6.

Express data and concepts about archaeological landscapes in written and oral formats.

Module Assessment Strategies

Much of this course is practical based and 40% of the assessment is based on producing a topographical map. This relates to understanding the principles of carrying out archaeological surveying in a digital format. 60% is continous assesment relating to interpreting data and archaeological landscapes.

Module Dependencies

Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to landscape archaeology. How to ‘read' a landscape; and the tools we possess to do aid this.

The basics in archaeological surveying

Using the total station and its applications.

Demonstration and use of of GPS

Data management and making maps

Investigating, Interpreting landscapes and Historical Landscape Characterisation

Using ArcGIS software

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project Field monument survey Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % Week 9 2,4,5,6
2 Essay Landscape project of an archaeological site Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % Week 12 1,2,3,4,5,6
3 Presentation Poster of project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 13 2,3,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Computer Laboratory Landscape archaeology and Digital data processing 1 Weekly 1.00
Practical Computer Laboratory Digital surveying 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 3.5 Weekly 3.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Essential Reading

Ashmore, W. & Knapp. A. B. 1999. Archaeologies of Landscape: Contemporary perspectives. Blackwell, Oxford (particularly chapter 1). Library Ref: 930.1 ASH

Howard, P . 2007 Archaeological Surveying and Mapping.  Routledge, London

Tilley, C. 1994, A Phenomenology of Landscape, Berg, Oxford (particularly chapter 1). Library Ref: 936.29 TIL

Wheatley, D. and Gilings, M. 2000 Spatial Technology and Archaeology. Taylor and Francis, London.

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

Over 50% of this module is conducted in the field. It is advisable that practical clothing and footwear be worn.