1 x 1-hour lecture weekly 1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
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This topic introduces students to the principles, theory and practice of maritime archaeology in Australia. The topic discusses the legal, ethical, safety, logistical and cultural heritage management issues associated with Australian historic shipwrecks within the general context of Australia's maritime heritage. Subjects covered during the lectures include shipwreck site formation processes, search, survey, recording and excavation techniques, maritime heritage management and maritime archaeological displays in Australian museums. Case studies include the Dutch VOC ship 'Batavia', the Royal Naval vessels 'Pandora' and 'Sirius' and the colonial period shipwrecks of 'Rapid', 'James Matthews', 'William Salthouse' and 'Sydney Cove'.Demonstrations, practical sessions and fieldwork may be included in the topic but SCUBA diving qualifications are not required.
The primary aim of the topic is to introduce students to the principles, theory and practice of maritime archaeology in Australia. More specifically, the topic aims to:
discuss the legal, ethical, safety, logistical and cultural heritage management issues associated with Australian historic shipwrecks within the general context of Australia's maritime heritage
discuss various theoretical and practical approaches to maritime archaeology in Australia
address the place and role of maritime archaeology in the interpretation of Australian maritime sub-cultures and culture in a wider context
address the field skills associated with the practice of maritime archaeology in Australia
Expected learning outcomes
On completing this topic students will:
be able to read and critically evaluate Australian maritime archaeological literature
demonstrate an understanding of the legislative and administrative basis for government involvement in maritime heritage protection
demonstrate their ability to present their views to an audience of their peers
identify the skills and abilities needed to conduct maritime archaeology in the Australian context
be able to analyse and evaluate maritime archaeological reports
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2020 are no longer published.
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