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ANTH505 Advanced Archaeological Excavation

Advanced study of archaeological excavation methods and excavation management.

This paper exposes students to the practical problems and issues of archaeological excavation. In addition to advanced training in field methods, it provides students with practical experience in the ethics of excavation and in working in the field with stakeholder groups. There is an emphasis in the course on how to communicate the results of excavation in terms of statutory requirements, research and public engagement.

ANTH 505 is a core paper in the Master of Archaeology and Heritage Studies (MArcHS).

Paper title Advanced Archaeological Excavation
Paper code ANTH505
Subject Anthropology
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (1 February 2021 - 4 June 2021) (Distance learning)
1st Non standard period (1 February 2021 - 4 June 2021) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,375.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $8,949.50

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Limited to
MArchP
Notes
Students intending to enrol must contact the Department by 16 December. Attendance at a field school in February is required, except under exceptional circumstances.
Eligibility

Students taking this course would be expected to have prior archaeological field experience.

Contact
richard.walter@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Coordinator: Professor Richard Walter

Paper Structure

The paper requires attendance at a three week archaeological field excavation.

Textbooks

There are no set text books but a reading guide is provided as part of the Course Outline documents.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Communication, cultural understanding, global perspective.
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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this paper students will be able to:

  • Ability to design an excavation programme that addresses ethical, statutory and research needs;
  • Apply appropriate field methodology to achieve the needs of the excavation programme.;
  • Communicate the outcomes of the excavation in the area of research;
  • Communicate the outcomes of the excavation in the area of public communication and engagement;
  • Communicate the outcomes of the excavation in the area of statutory reporting obligations.

 

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (1 February 2021 - 4 June 2021)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

1st Non standard period (1 February 2021 - 4 June 2021)

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