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Analysing Field Archaeology Data - ARC00021M

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

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2019-20

Module aims

This module will give students a thorough knowledge of the processes of data gathering in field archaeology in the UK and beyond

  • to bridge the gap between professional and research communities
  • to acquaint students with the major concepts and methodologies employed within modern fieldwork, and to understand their impact on sampling strategies and data gathering
  • to provide students with a general understanding of fieldwork and help them to assimilate the detailed vocational skills required for developing a career in the archaeological profession, whether in the UK or beyond
  • to develop the student s ability to gather and organise information and arguments in a critical and independent manner through writing essays or producing project
  • to develop the student s presentational skills through the delivery of seminar papers

Module learning outcomes

Subject content

  • understand the organisational and legislative context within which fieldwork operates in the UK
  • comprehend the main players involved in curating and commercially investigating the archaeological heritage
  • gain a detailed knowledge of the varied techniques of site evaluation used today
  • become aware of the practicalities, and problems, of implementing archaeological projects and understood the implications of this for strategy and project design

Academic and graduate skills

  • Development of transferable skills in small group work and oral presentations


Task Length % of module mark
Coursework - Analysing Field Archaeology Data
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Coursework - Analysing Field Archaeology Data
N/A 100

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