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 GCMA-Graduate Certificate in Maritime Archaeology 1d Admission into GDPMA-Graduate Diploma in Maritime Archaeology 1e Admission into MMARCH-Master of Maritime Archaeology 1f Admission into GDPAHM-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology and Heritage Management 1g Admission into MAHM-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management 1h Admission into MSMA-Master of Screen and Media Production [1 year] 1i 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))
Enrolment not permitted
ARCH8307 has been successfully completed
This topic is aimed at graduates in archaeology or an earth sciences background who wish to gain experience in archaeological geophysics. The topic will provide you with an understanding of the scientific principles behind a range of techniques used in shallow archaeological prospection, the basic field operation of such techniques, data processing, data interpretation and geophysical reporting. Techniques covered may include magnetometry, electromagnetic induction, direct current resistivity, seismic techniques and ground penetrating radar. The topic will be delivered through a series of lectures, demonstrations, practical hands-on sessions and computer based labs.
This topic aims to:
provide students with a theoretical introduction to geophysical techniques that might be employed in archaeological contexts
introduce students to a range of archaeological case studies within which geophysical techniques have been applied
provide students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a range of different geophysical techniques, including but not necessarily limited to ground penetrating radar, magnetometer and electromagnetic induction
provide students with an understanding of geophysical data editing, processing and interpretation procedures
provide students with an understanding of standard geophysical reports
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will:
demonstrate a basic understanding of the major geophysical techniques that might be applied in an archaeological context
demonstrate a familiarity with a range of literature concerning the geophysical techniques covered during the topic
demonstrate a familiarity with the basic field operation of a range of different geophysical techniques, including but not necessarily limited to ground penetrating radar, magnetometer and electromagnetic induction
be able to download, edit and processing simple geophysical data, and to construct simple maps of geophysical information
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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