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On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of how archaeologists recover different types of evidence.
2. Review the range of methods used in archaeological investigation.
3. Visit an archaeological site or museum exhibition and be able to adopt an archaeological perspective to what they experience.
4. Construct an essay on a topic in archaeology.
Introduction: what is archaeology?
What materials survive from the past?
How did people in the past live with materials, and how do archaeologists study artefacts?
How do we find archaeological landscapes?
How do we investigate archaeological landscapes?
How were societies organised?
What were their living conditions like?
How did they change and shape their environments?
What did they look like, and what foods did they eat?
What happened at the end of their lives?
Using the past to understand the present.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Field Trip/External Visits||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Fortnightly online MCQ test (10 questions per test)||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Project: Project based on museum visit (1000 words)||Week 5||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Essay (1500 words)||Week 11||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Fortnightly Multiple Choice Quiz: feedback on completion of each quiz. Week 5 Project: written feedback 3 weeks after submission deadline. Week 11 Essay: written feedback after submission deadline (beginning of following semester).
|Professor Aidan O'Sullivan||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Mon 10:00 - 10:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 1||Week(s) - Autumn: Odd Weeks||Mon 15:00 - 15:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 2||Week(s) - Autumn: Odd Weeks||Wed 12:00 - 12:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 3||Week(s) - Autumn: Odd Weeks||Tues 13:00 - 13:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 4||Week(s) - Autumn: Odd Weeks||Mon 15:00 - 15:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 5||Week(s) - Autumn: Odd Weeks||Tues 13:00 - 13:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 6||Week(s) - Autumn: Odd Weeks||Wed 16:00 - 16:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 8||Week(s) - Autumn: Odd Weeks||Tues 11:00 - 11:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 11||Week(s) - Autumn: Odd Weeks||Wed 12:00 - 12:50|