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ARCA2602 - Field Methods

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Kate da Costa


This unit is an essential introduction to the basic principles and skills involved in archaeological fieldwork. A special focus is on the practical aspects of archaeological research design, including sampling and survey strategies. The unit includes lectures and on-campus training in core survey techniques, including site descriptions and field-plans, tape and compass site recording and surveys using dumpy-level. The ethical and legal aspects of archaeological field investigations will also be considered.


1x3000wd report/lab book (60%) and 1x1000wd class test (40%)


1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr workshop/week


12 junior credit points of Archaeology




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