- Department: Archaeology
- Module co-ordinator: Dr. James Taylor
- Credit value: 5 credits
- Credit level: M
- Academic year of delivery: 2022-23
- See module specification for other years: 2021-22
Digital imaging techniques are increasingly becoming part of the standard expected toolkit for heritage professionals in commercial and research-oriented archaeology. This course will offer an opportunity for Masters students to become familiar with the technological affordances of a range of both standard and cutting-edge techniques.
|A||Autumn Term 2022-23|
Through engaging with digital imaging techniques, students will :
Demonstrate understanding of how different imaging techniques produce different insights into archaeological data.
Be able to match imaging techniques to particular research questions.
Display familiarity with imaging equipment and editing software.
By the end of the module students will be able to:
Engage with cutting-edge digital imaging techniques
Understand how to produce a range of images with digital photography
Create publication-specific media for print and digital dissemination
Understand the data behind a range of imaging techniques
This module will introduce a range of techniques in digital imaging, which may include digital photography, Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI), near-Infrared Photography, Photogrammetry/Structure from Motion, and Drone Photography. Students will follow a workflow through the creation, processing, and dissemination of digital images for heritage. There will be seminars on cutting-edge techniques in digital imaging that will introduce the students to the range of equipment available within the Department of Archaeology as well as the possibilities for imaging in the near future. Students will be equipped with the skillset and familiarity with technology to accompany their understanding of the theory behind these methods instilled in core and option modules.
The final assessment of this module will be exhibition-ready materials for display in the Common Room. The materials will be presented to the class (this presentation will not be assessed) and then the final exhibition image will be accompanied by a 1,000 word paradata statement.
|Task||Length||% of module mark|
Exhibition image and 1000 word paradata statement
Timing of written and verbal feedback is published on our deadlines pages:
Key texts are published on the module pages.