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Artefacts from Excavation - ARC00056M

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Jonathan Finch
  • Credit value: 5 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20

Module aims

  • 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.


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

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