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Field Archaeology - ARC00004C

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Jim Leary
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20 to Spring Term 2019-20

Module aims

This module is designed to introduce first-year students to what is entailed in prospecting for archaeological sites, collecting and assessing primary data and to provide hands-on experience of a variety of key archaeological field skills.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students should be able to:

  • be aware of the planning process and approaches to project design
  • appreciate the range of non-invasive techniques that archaeologists employ
  • understand approaches to fieldwalking and the practical application of these
  • participate in laying out grids and fieldwalking techniques
  • recognise a range of artefacts and their significance for evaluation
  • understand the process and assist with a general survey of landscape features
  • understand the method and assist with geophysical survey
  • describe methods of building recording
  • recognise forms of representation in building recording
  • have a basic knowledge of the structural elements of buildings
  • contribute to the recording of a plan and elevation of an upstanding building


Task Length % of module mark
Multiple Choice Questions
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Multiple Choice Questions
N/A 100

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