Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour practical weekly
Prerequisites
1 Admission into GCARCH-Graduate Certificate in Archaeology
1a Admission into GCMA-Graduate Certificate in Maritime Archaeology
1b Admission into GDPMA-Graduate Diploma in Maritime Archaeology
1c Admission into GCCHM-Graduate Certificate in Cultural Heritage Management
1d Admission into MSM-Master of Screen and Media Production
1e Admission into MMARCH-Master of Maritime Archaeology
1f Admission into MSMA-Master of Screen and Media Production [1 year]
1g Admission into MSMI-Master of Screen and Media Production [1.5 years]
1h Admission into MMARCHA-Master of Maritime Archaeology [1.5 years]
1i Admission into MAHM-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management
1j Admission into MAHMA-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management [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))
Enrolment not permitted
ARCH8011 has been successfully completed
Topic description
The topic will provide students with the theoretical and practical training necessary for practising archaeology underwater. Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of the basics of underwater archaeological techniques including the underwater environment, specialised equipment, search and survey, site formation processes, recording, and excavation. Students should expect to learn the basic methods in identifying and recording underwater archaeological sites as well as the latest advances in underwater technology.
Educational aims
The primary educational aim of this topic is to provide students with the theoretical and practical training necessary for conducting archaeology underwater.

It also aims to:

  • introduce students to the basics of underwater archaeological techniques

  • present students with opportunities to apply their practical and interpretive skills during problem-solving exercises
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will:

  • have ascertained a basic understanding of the process of conducting archaeology underwater and the distinction between working underwater and on land

  • have acquired the practical skills for identifying and recording underwater archaeological sites

  • be able to apply those technical and interpretive skills acquired during the topic to future research projects