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ARCA2617 - Analysis of Archaeological Materials

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Kate da Costa


An essential skill in archaeology is understanding the various analytical techniques used in artefact analyses. This unit examines a variety of archaeological materials to explore the relationship between the material properties of an object and its analytical potential. A combination of lectures and practical sessions provides a unique opportunity to examine techniques such as spectroscopy, electron microscopy and CT, and the ways in which they are used in archaeological analysis and interpretation.


10xweekly quizzes (equivalent to 2500 words in total) (50%), 1x2000wd research paper (40%) and participation (10%)


1x3-hr combined lecture/practical session/week

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