10 x 8-hour practicals per semester
1 Admission into GCARCH-Graduate Certificate in Archaeology
1a Admission into MMARCHA-Master of Maritime Archaeology [1.5 years]
1b Admission into MARCH-Master of Archaeology
1c Admission into GCMA-Graduate Certificate in Maritime Archaeology
1d Admission into GDPMA-Graduate Diploma in Maritime Archaeology
1e Admission into MSM-Master of Screen and Media Production
1f Admission into MMARCH-Master of Maritime Archaeology
1g Admission into MSMA-Master of Screen and Media Production [1 year]
1h Admission into GDPAHM-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology and Heritage Management
1i Admission into MAHM-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management
2 ARCH8157 - Methods in Maritime and Underwater Archaeology
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i) and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ARCH3304, ARCH3309, ARCH8103 has been successfully completed
Course context

While SCUBA diving is not a requirement to undertake this topic students can choose to participate in SCUBA diving as part of the topic. Flinders University has strict requirements for diving and boating safety. Students who choose to participate in SCUBA diving as a minimum, will need to hold a certified open water diving certificate, have logged a minimum of 15 hours, have a current diving medical certificate and have carried out a diving competency test.

Note: A fee will be charged to cover accommodation, transport and SCUBA diving costs. Please see topic coordinator for fee.

Topic description

This topic will provide students with a grounding in the techniques of underwater survey, position fixing, mapping, photography (including video), recording, excavation and conservation. The topic will include content on various research methods and techniques used by maritime archaeologists.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Introduce students to the practice of maritime archaeology
  • Examine some of the maritime archaeological field skills used in the underwater environment as well as in coastal and inter-tidal setting
  • Develop selected maritime archaeological field skills in students
  • Address the methodologies used in underwater and coastal archaeology
  • Develop further students' understanding of maritime archaeology
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Apply selected field skills associated with the practice of maritime archaeology, specifically underwater recording, drawing and photography
  2. Demonstrate an improved understanding of the methodological approaches to underwater and coastal archaeology
  3. Express an increased knowledge and understanding of the history and practice of maritime archaeology