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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 variety of methods used in archaeological investigation.
3. Visit an archaeological site or museum exhibition and be able to adopt an archaeological perspective on what they experience.
4. Construct an essay on a topic in archaeology.
Introduction: what is archaeology?
How did people in the past live with materials, and which materials survive?
How do we find archaeological landscapes?
How do we investigate archaeological landscapes?
How were societies organised?
What happened at the end of their lives?
What did people look like, and what foods did they eat?
What were living conditions like?
How did people shape their environments?
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|
|Project: Project based on museum object (750 words), Week 7||Week 7||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Essay (1500 words), Week 13||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Online MCQ test (10 questions per test), fortnightly||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||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 within 4 weeks after submission deadline. Week 11 Essay: written feedback within 4 weeks after submission deadline.
|Dr Jess Beck||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Joanna Bruck||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Helen Lewis||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Anita Radini||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Ms Cara McDonnell||Tutor|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Mon 10:00 - 10:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 1||Week(s) - 4, 6, 10, 12||Mon 15:00 - 15:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 2||Week(s) - 4, 6, 10, 12||Wed 12:00 - 12:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 3||Week(s) - 4, 6, 10, 12||Tues 13:00 - 13:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 5||Week(s) - 4, 6, 10, 12||Tues 13:00 - 13:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 6||Week(s) - 4, 6, 10, 12||Wed 16:00 - 16:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 8||Week(s) - 4, 6, 10, 12||Tues 11:00 - 11:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 11||Week(s) - 4, 6, 10, 12||Wed 12:00 - 12:50|