Examination of archaeological practice in applied and theoretical contexts, including field archaeology and resource management, with case studies from throughout the world. Training is provided in archaeological surveying and mapping.
|Paper title||Archaeological Practice|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,059.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,627.65|
- ARCH 201 or ANTH 208
- ARCH 301
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- May not be credited together with ANTH309 passed in 2002 or 2003.
- Teaching staff
Associate Professor Ian Barber
- Paper Structure
- Primary themes:
- Applied, theoretical and (where applicable) ethical aspects of archaeological survey, recording, excavation, laboratory and conservation work
- Training in archaeological survey, recording and assessment fieldwork
- Global review of the public institutions, processes, interests and ideas that have shaped New Zealand and world archaeology
- Teaching Arrangements
- Taught lectures, laboratories, supervised archaeological site visit and assessment.
- Burke, H. & Smith, C. 2004. The Archaeologist's Field Handbook. Crows Nest, NSW, Australia:
Allen & Unwin
Burke, H., Smith, C. & Zimmerman, L. 2008. The Archaeologist's Field Handbook: North American Edition. Altamira Press [E-Book Library: Electronic Book]
Renfrew, C. & Bahn, P. 2012. Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice. Sixth edition. London: Thames and Hudson.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding,
Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Learn how to carry out archaeological fieldwork, including GPS, tape and compass and level survey and mapping
- Learn how to prepare site records and basic assessments consistent with the requirements and standards of contemporary archaeology
- Become aware of the ways in which national and cultural interests, legislation, and public policy have shaped international archaeological practice
- Become well informed about the formal processes, responsibilities and opportunities for undertaking approved archaeological work and research
- Course outline
Provided at beginning of semester.