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Team Project: Animal Bones - ARC00009I

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. David Orton
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21

Module summary

This module follows on from the practical option in term 5 and allows students to practice the subject specific skills that they learnt over that period. The class will be split into groups of 4 or 5 students and given a dataset or case study to analyse and evaluate. Each group will have to produce a report to professional standards on the material they have examined. Each group will have a preliminary session with the module leader in week 1 where they will be given the material to analyse. They will then have a half hour meeting each week from 2-4 with the module leader so that they can report on progress and issues regarding team working, and so that any queries can be answered.

Related modules

Pre-requisite modules

  • None

Co-requisite modules

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2020-21

Module aims

This module requires a group of students to work together as a team on a collection of animal bones, to analyse and interpret the data, and to produce a report to a professional standard.

Module learning outcomes

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

  • Undertake the recording and reporting of an assemblage of animal bones, applying well-known theories and techniques
  • Match recording and analytical methods to research aims and objectives
  • Appreciate the importance of consistency, time-keeping, and good record-keeping in practical work
  • Allocate and co-ordinate tasks, and communicate efficiently as a team
  • Produce a group report to a professional standard


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Module feedback

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