Researching the Historic Environment Online (ARCM501)

15 credits

This module covers aspects of the historic environment, understood in a broad sense, and is taught online through ten Units available in ELE.  It covers websites relating to government agencies, to local authorities and to museums, and catalogues and databases of various kinds that are publicly available, as well as looking at means of data collection through mapping and remote sensing (air photography and satellite imagery).

You will be invited to look at a range of these resources, and to explore the web to find others of interest archaeologically.  There is now such a huge number of websites and web-based information sources that no one can keep up with them all; what is essential is to establish which ones are reliable (and for what reason), and to work out criteria for assessing the utility of such resources.  This will form the major part of the assessment which you will undertake for this module.