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Team Project: Experimental Archaeology & Material Culture - ARC00057I

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Aimee Little
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22
    • See module specification for other years: 2022-23

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

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Summer Term 2021-22

Module aims


This module requires a group of students to work together as a team to investigate the manufacture and function of an artefact and to produce a report on that artefact to a professional standard.

Module learning outcomes

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

  • Know how to design and execute your own archaeological experiment

  • Understand the processes of an artefact’s manufacture

  • Have an awareness of the different functional analyses that can be applied to the study of artefacts

  • Demonstrate understanding of an artefact biography

  • Manage a small reference collection

  • Appreciate the importance of consistency, time-keeping, and good record-keeping in practical work

  • Allocate and coordinate tasks, and communicate efficiently as a team

  • Demonstrate understanding of the process of producing 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

Arrangements for the return of feedback are detailed on the formative and summative assessment web pages.

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