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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Archaeology

Undergraduate Course: Archaeological Fieldwork - 3 week field project (ARCA08015)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits0 ECTS Credits0
SummaryFieldwork is a fundamental part of archaeology. During the summer after your first year of archaeology, single and joint honours students will undertake a minimum of 3 weeks of archaeological fieldwork, either on a project run by staff within the School, or an approved project outside the School.
Course description Fieldwork is a fundamental part of archaeology. During the summer after your first year of archaeology, single and joint honours students will undertake a minimum of 3 weeks of archaeological fieldwork, either on a project run by staff within the School, or an approved project outside the School. This course provides a systematic framework so that students will gain the maximum benefit from participating in a field project. It builds on introductory concepts in archaeological fieldwork introduced in the first year of study, to develop students┐ practical skills in the practice of archaeology in the field, and applying theoretical concepts introduced in the classroom. Approved projects must provide students with experience in the fundamentals of archaeological fieldwork, including but not limited to, survey and excavation techniques, sampling strategies for environmental samples, artefact recovery and recording, and post-excavation cataloguing and recording of material. A short report on the project and tasks completed will develop key skills in communicating the results of fieldwork and presentation of archaeological data.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 0 ( Fieldwork Hours -105, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 105 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) This is a non-credit bearing course but students are required to pass the course. Students will produce a short report on the project and tasks completed.
Feedback Students will receive written feedback on their report, and will have the opportunity to discuss that feedback further with the tutor/Course Organiser during their published office hours or by appointment.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate enhanced employability by developing key practical skills and confidence in archaeological field work, post excavation analysis and field recording methods
  2. demonstrate by means of fieldwork, key practical skills in archaeological recording and excavation methods
  3. demonstrate by means of fieldwork, a good understanding of the aims, methods and results of an approved archaeological field work project
  4. demonstrate by means of fieldwork, how the practical aspects of archaeology are developed through participation in a fieldwork project and they will practice valuable transferable skills of team working, autonomy and initiative.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills In addition to the course specific skills that the students will acquire, they will also show:

-Refinement of observational and recording skills, including specifically drawing and photographic capabilities
-Introduction to survey equipment and other techniques used by Archaeologists
- Improvement of team work skills
-Ability to research defined topics independently
-Visual memory skills
-Analytical skills relating to recording and analysis of primary and secondary evidence
KeywordsFieldwork 3 Week
Contacts
Course organiserDr Catriona Pickard
Tel: (0131 6)50 2372
Email: Catriona.Pickard@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Amanda Campbell
Tel: (0131 6)50 2501
Email: amanda.campbell@ed.ac.uk
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