5 x 8-hour field trips per semester
1 Admission into GDPSM-Graduate Diploma in Screen and Media Production
1a Admission into MSM-Master of Screen and Media Production
1b Admission into GCARCH-Graduate Certificate in Archaeology
1c Admission into GDPCHM-Graduate Diploma in Cultural Heritage Management
1d Admission into MCHM-Master of Cultural Heritage Management
1e Admission into GCAHHS-Graduate Certificate in Applied History and Heritage Studies
1f Admission into GDPAHHS-Graduate Diploma in Applied History and Heritage Studies
1g Admission into GDPAHM-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology and Heritage Management
1h Admission into MAHMA-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management [1.5 years]
1i Admission into MSMA-Master of Screen and Media Production [1 year]
1j Admission into MAHM-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j))
Other requirements
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ARCH8304 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic provides experience in historical archaeological field methods. The topic contains some lecture and workshop content, but will mostly be directed towards teaching students in-depth practical recording, excavation and assessment skills necessary for historical archaeological research. The location of the field school is to be decided.

A fee may be charged to cover costs for accommodation, subsistence and transport.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • develop field skills associated with the practice of historical archaeology

  • develop historical documentary research skills associated with the practice of historical archaeology

  • improve understanding of the relationship between excavation, survey and analysis
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • identify the professional skills required to conduct historical archaeological field work

  • classify and catalogue a selection of historical archaeological material

  • relate information provided in primary and secondary source material to an actual archaeological site and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of comparing documentary information with material evidence

  • demonstrate an understanding of the range of recording processes necessary on an historical archaeological field project

  • record this fieldwork process to an acceptable professional standard