Geoarchaeology  

ARC00048M

Module leader: Kevin Walsh

Aims

  • to introduce a range of methods that are key to the practice of geoarchaeology
  • to consider why these are important to the broader discipline of landscape archaeology
  • to use a series of basic laboratory methods that can help us characterise the important properties of soils and sediments

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module you should:
  • understand why geoarchaeology has an important and useful contribution to make to landscape archaeology
  • be able to execute a series of simple laboratory tests on different soil/sediment samples
  • be able to interpret the results of the laboratory tests
  • know what other tests could be carried out on these samples
  • be critically aware of the strengths and weaknesses of different geoarchaeological methods
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