Artefacts from Excavation - ARC00056M
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- Department: Archaeology
- Module co-ordinator: Dr. Steve Ashby
- Credit value: 5 credits
- Credit level: M
Academic year of delivery: 2017-18
Module will run
||Spring Term 2017-18
- To introduce students to the range of artefacts found on archaeological sites
- To teach students the basic principles of object indentification and recording
- To introduce students to the ways in which objects are handled and conserved.
Module learning outcomes
By the end of this module students should:
- Have an awarenedd of the range of material types (metals, glass, pottery, bone, antler, organics (leather, textiles) found on archaeological sites.
- Understand the techniques used in the indentification and alaysis of objects (microscopy, radiography, recording and manipulation)
- Indentify and record common types of artefact
- Understand - and apply - the ways in which objects are handled and conserved according to health and safety regulations.
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Special assessment rules
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Written feedback will be returned to the student within 6 weeks of the deadline. The student can make an appointment with the marker to obtain verbal feedback.
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