Archaeology Practicum (ARCA2621)


Field collection and analysis of archaeological data forms the core of archaeological practice. This unit will allow advanced students to undertake intensive training in field and/or laboratory investigations. This will foster an understanding of the links between research design, field and laboratory practice, as well archaeological interpretation and the ethical responsibilities of professional archaeology. In 2014 it will be run on-site in Tasmania, focusing on the analysis of artefacts from the Port Arthur convict site.

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26hrs lectures, 26hrs workshops. Monday 7 July - Friday 18 July 2014


1x1000wd Essay (20%), 1x1000wd Class presentation (20%) and 1x3000wd final report (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


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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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.