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ANTH405 Archaeological Excavation

Advanced practical study of archaeological excavation and laboratory processing.

The aim of this paper is to provide training in archaeological excavation and laboratory procedures, and practice in archaeological report writing. The coursework component involves participation in a three-week field school, attendance of laboratory sessions and completion of a lab-based project relating to the archaeological site excavated in the field component of the paper.

Paper title Archaeological Excavation
Paper code ANTH405
Subject Anthropology
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (5 February 2018 - 20 June 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,282.09
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,357.07

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Prerequisite
ARCH 201 or ANTH 208 and 72 300-level ANTH or ARCH points
Restriction
ARCH 401
Notes
Students intending to enrol must contact the Department by 16 December. Attendance at a field school in February is compulsory.
Eligibility
Designed for advanced students of archaeology
Contact
tim.thomas@otago.ac.nz or anthropology@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Tim Thomas
Teaching Arrangements
Attendance at a three-week-long field school in February is a compulsory course requirement. Laboratory attendance during semester time is a terms requirement.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Cultural understanding, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the techniques and methods of the systematic recording and recovery of archaeological artefacts and features through excavation
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the methods of laboratory documentation and analysis of excavated archaeological artefact assemblages
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate the process and findings of an archaeological excavation in written form

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (5 February 2018 - 20 June 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-12:50 10-13, 15-22