Analysing Archaeological Evidence (ARC1000B)

15 credits

In this module you will be introduced to how we date and put into context features and artefacts from sites examined in modules ARC1002A: Discovering Prehistory and ARC1003A: Discovering Historic Archaeology. By the end of the module you will have an understanding of the methods used to interpret different types of archaeological evidence. The module will outline the principles and methods of archaeological analyses, including aspects of dating, environmental and materials analyses such as historical, typological (classification according to general type) and scientific dating.  You will also become familiar with theoretical perspectives and aspects of professional practice. You will develop your study skills, including an understanding of the range of literature available. You will also be familiar with the style of essay required in Archaeology, along with other forms of assessment and communication skills.