Units of Study

ARCA2602 - Field Methods

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Ted Robinson


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 or (6 junior credit points of Archaeology and ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANTH1001 or ARHT1001 or HSTY1089)




  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm




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