Digital Methods (ARCA2607)


Every part of life today is touched by digital methods, not least Archaeology and other historical disciplines. This unit reviews the ways in which digital methods and global connectivity are changing the practice of historical disciplines. Practical sessions will give students the opportunity to develop skills in basic data management (recording systems, bibliographies, databases), creating and manipulating images (digital photographs, maps and diagrams) and dissemination on the web (web sites, blogs, wikis and social systems).

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


1x1hr class test (15%), 1x1hr class test (25%), 1x2000wd project report (25%), 1x2000wd project report (35%)

Practical work

online discussion and wiki contributions

Faculty/department permission required?


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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

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



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