ARA1000 : Foundational Fieldwork Training
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Chris Fowler
- Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
- Teaching Location: Off Campus
This module will provide students with a foundational introduction to the practice of archaeological fieldwork. It is delivered off-campus as students will participate in archaeological field projects. These projects will all involve archaeological excavation or survey, introducing students to key fieldwork skills and techniques.
Outline Of Syllabus
Fieldwork is learnt through a process of apprenticeship, in which students gain practical experience of carrying out tasks on an archaeological site. The range of tasks is outlined below.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||80||1:00||80:00||Number of hours is approximate. Students undertake a minimum of 2 weeks fieldwork experience|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Archaeological fieldwork skills and knowledge are most effectively transmitted through practice. The module supports student experience in an apprenticeship situation where they are learning each task as they perform it under the direction of a more experienced archaeologist. Their skills and knowledge is not summatively assessed during this module, but is foundational to a stage 2 module ‘Fieldwork and Archaeological Practice’, and a stage 2, semester 3 module ‘Advanced Fieldwork Training’.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship