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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
ANTH 505 is a core paper in the Master of Archaeology and Heritage Studies (MArcHS).
|Paper title||Advanced Archaeological Excavation|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (1 February 2021 - 4 June 2021)
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|
- Limited to
- Students intending to enrol must contact the Department by 16 December. Attendance at a field school in February is required, except under exceptional circumstances.
Students taking this course would be expected to have prior archaeological field experience.
- More information link
Please visit the Programme of Archaeology
- Teaching staff
Coordinator: Professor Richard Walter
- Paper Structure
The paper requires attendance at a three week archaeological field excavation.
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.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- 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.