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|
|Teaching period||1st Non standard period (1 February 2020 - 29 May 2020)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,333.93|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,793.66|
- ARCH 201 or ANTH 208 and 72 300-level ANTH or ARCH points
- ARCH 401
- Students intending to enrol must contact the Department by 16 December. Attendance at a field school in February is compulsory.
- Designed for advanced students of archaeology
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- Teaching staff
Coordinator: Professor Richard Walter
- Teaching Arrangements
There is a three-week long field school during February where practical field methods in archaeological excavation are taught. Laboratory methods relating to excavation are taught during the semester.
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- 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 for 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