This module introduces students to archaeological excavation as one of the basic methods of acquiring archaeological data. Students are introduced to essential field techniques, such as recording of stratigraphy and features, and are provided with an understanding of the reasons for excavation. Participation in a four-week excavation of an archaeological site, taking place outside the lecture period, normally in June, is an integral part of this module.
You will develop the theoretical and practical skills needed in an archaeological excavation. You will also gain an understanding both of the reasons for excavation and of the basic methods and techniques for acquiring archaeological data in the field.