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CL3011 JS Archaeological Fieldwork

Field Work

Module Organisers: Dr. Christine Morris, Dr. Hazel Dodge
Duration: Summer fieldwork with research paper in Hilary term
Contact Hours: Practical module (varied).
Weighting: 5 ECTS
Assessment: Fieldwork and diary are prequisites; module is assessed on a research paper.

Overview and Aims:

Through participation in an archaeological project, students gain practical experience in archaeological fieldwork. The fieldwork is undertaken over the summer period prior to the academic year to which the credits contribute. Students are required to keep a reflective diary of their fieldwork, and then to complete a research paper on a topic arising from their fieldwork during the academic year.
Note that this optional module requires prior approval from the module organizer.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful conclusion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic competence in and understanding of a range of practical archaeological techniques
  • Record and reflect on archaeological skills through a diary format
  • Plan and execute an independent research paper on a topic arising from the completed fieldwork

Last updated 12 August 2013 ryanw1@tcd.ie.