1 x 1-hour lecture weekly 1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
1 Admission into GCCHM-Graduate Certificate in Cultural Heritage Management 1a Admission into GCARCH-Graduate Certificate in Archaeology 1b Admission into GCMA-Graduate Certificate in Maritime Archaeology 1c Admission into GDPMA-Graduate Diploma in Maritime Archaeology 1d Admission into GCSM-Graduate Certificate in Screen and Media Production 1e Admission into GDPSM-Graduate Diploma in Screen and Media Production 1f Admission into MSM-Master of Screen and Media Production 1g Admission into MMARCH-Master of Maritime Archaeology 1h Admission into GDPAHM-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology and Heritage Management 1i Admission into MAHM-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management 1j Admission into MAHMA-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management [1.5 years] 1k Admission into MSMA-Master of Screen and Media Production [1 year] 1l Admission into MSMI-Master of Screen and Media Production [1.5 years] 1m Admission into MMARCHA-Master of Maritime Archaeology [1.5 years] Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ARCH2004, ARCH2204, ARCH8101 has been successfully completed
This topic provides students with a thorough understanding of the principles, theory and practice of maritime archaeology in Australia. The topic will discuss the legal, ethical, safety, logistical and cultural heritage management issues associated with Australian maritime archaeology within the general context of Australia's maritime heritage. Issues covered during the lectures include shipwreck site formation processes, search, survey, recording and excavation techniques, legislation, ethical issues, 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'. Students are expected to demonstrate detailed knowledge and advanced understandings of the issues raised during a weekly postgraduate level tutorial. Note: SCUBA diving qualifications are not required for this topic.
The primary aim of this topic is to provide students with an understanding of the principles, theory and practice of maritime archaeology in Australia.More specifically, the topic aims to:
discuss and evaluate the legal, ethical, safety, logistical and cultural heritage management issues associated with Australian historic shipwrecks within the general context of Australia's maritime heritage
promote an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical approaches to maritime archaeology in Australia
address the place and role of maritime archaeology in the interpretation of Australian maritime subcultures and culture in a wider context
develop students' 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
analyse and evaluate maritime archaeological reports
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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