Archaeology Study Tour
- Module code
- Module leader
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 60 hours
- Teaching period
- October - May
Venues for the Archaeology Study Tour Module are likely to vary from year to year, but will maintain generic core features which satisfy learning outcomes. An example is as follows:
Orkney example: The focus of this immersion in one of the richest archaeological landscapes in the UK (including the iconic Heart of Orkney World Heritage Site) is to develop student’s understanding of change over time and archaeological themes.
The study tour will entail numerous field visits supplemented by museums, talks and background research. The historical range stretches from late Mesolithic forager camps to Second World War defences and POW buildings. It is particularly rich in terms of the neolithic-bronze age and early medieval periods. The study tour will also introduce study at the landscape level, population migration studies, archaeology and heritage tourism, multiple interpretations of social and ritual complexes and the impact of climate change (sea level rises).
There is a cost associated with this elective module of up to £1000 student contribution and up to £1000 University contribution.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Demonstrate ability to take responsibility for an element of the study tour planning process.
- Assess visitor/ environmental impacts to two contrasting sites and develop a conservation programme for a sustainable management plan
- Develop skills in site observation, data collection and investigation.
- Analyse and professionally communicate field project outcomes.
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Students should be familiar with the content of the following:
- Barker, P. (1993). Techniques of Archaeological Excavation. 3rd Edition, Routledge.
- Grant, J., Gorin, S. and Fleming, N. (2008). The Archaeology Coursebook: An Introduction to Themes, Sites, Methods and Skills. 3rd Edition, Routledge.
- Greene, K. and Moore, T. (2010). Archaeology: an introduction. 6th Edition, Routledge.
- Renfrew, C. and Bahn P. (2008). Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice. 5th Edition, Thames and Hudson.
- Gater, J. and Gaffney, C.F. (2003). Revealing the Buried Past: geophysics for archaeologists. The History Press.
- Muskett, J. (1995). Site Surveying. 2nd Edition, Wiley-Blackwell.
- Orton, C. (2000). Sampling in Archaeology. Cambridge University Press.
- Wilkinson, K and Stevens, C. (2003). Environmental Archaeology: approaches, techniques and applications. Tempus Publishing.
- Current Archaeology: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/
- Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory: http://www.jstor.org/stable/i40041752
- British Archaeological Jobs and Resources (BAJR): http://www.bajr.org/
- Council for British Archaeology http://new.archaeologyuk.org/
- Institute for Archaeologists: http://www.archaeologists.net/
- Pastcape: http://www.pastscape.org.uk/