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Buildings Survey - ARC00035M

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Dav Smith
  • Credit value: 5 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2017-18

Module aims

  • To introduce students to the principles of measured buildings survey
  • To provide practical training in buildings survey by hand, photographic and instrument-based survey methods
  • To explore the processing of metric survey data in CAD and other digital applications

Module learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Apply the basic principles of archaeological buildings survey to an individual site
  • Execute a basic level of measured and image-based architectural survey
  • Produce a basic drawn, photographic, and digital record of a building


Task Length % of module mark
Survey portfolio
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Critique of published guides to metric survey techniques - 1,500 words
N/A 100

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