5 x 8-hour practicals per semester
1 Admission into GCARCH-Graduate Certificate in Archaeology
1a Admission into GDPSM-Graduate Diploma in Screen and Media Production
1b Admission into MSM-Master of Screen and Media Production
1c Admission into GDPAHM-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology and Heritage Management
1d Admission into MAHM-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management
1e Admission into MAHMA-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management [1.5 years]
1f Admission into MSMA-Master of Screen and Media Production [1 year]
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f))
Other requirements
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Enrolment not permitted
ARCH8516 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic builds upon students' previous knowledge to provide training in a range of advanced field methods. The topic will contain some lecture and workshop content, but will mostly be directed towards teaching students hands-on technical skills. The location of the field school is to be decided.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • develop advanced field skills associated with the practice of archaeology and cultural heritage management in Australia and overseas

  • further develop students' knowledge of ethical practice in archaeology

  • advance students' familiarity with theoretical, methodological and political issues in archaeological research
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • accurately and appropriately record sites, artefacts and landscapes at an advanced level

  • undertake research with communities in an ethical and culturally appropriate way

  • understand the diverse techniques used in archaeological site and artefact recording, management, and conservation

  • appropriately record, store, and disseminate findings relating to archaeology

  • record and document the fieldwork process to an acceptable professional standard