- Gain an understanding of the basic principles of archaeology and the methods used in the field.
- Learn about archaeological site surveying and the different features that can be identified in the landscape, including buildings, walls, and other structures.
- Formulate an understanding of post-excavation analysis, including the cataloguing and preserving artefacts and other archaeological finds.
- Discover the different methods of excavation used in archaeology, including the use of hand tools and heavy machinery.
- Acquire wisdom in the use of archaeological equipment, including Total Station and GPS.
- Analyse case studies and real-world scenarios to gain practical experience in archaeological surveying and feature identification.
- Comprehend the ethical considerations involved in archaeology, including cultural sensitivity and the preservation of cultural heritage.
Course Overview:Archaeology is a fascinating field that involves the study of human history through the analysis of artefacts and other physical remains. This course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of archaeological surveying and feature identification, as well as post-excavation analysis and methods of excavation. You'll also gain experience in the use of archaeological equipment and develop an understanding of the ethical considerations involved in the field. Throughout the course, you'll learn about the different features that can be identified in the landscape, including buildings, walls, and other structures. You'll also develop aptitudes in the use of archaeological equipment, including Total Station and GPS. You'll learn about the different methods of excavation used in archaeology and gain an understanding of post-excavation analysis, including the cataloguing and preservation of artefacts and other archaeological finds.
Course Benefits:This course is perfect for anyone interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of archaeology, focusing on surveying and feature identification. By the end of the course, you'll have a solid understanding of the basic principles of archaeology, as well as the methods used in the field. You'll also develop a mentality in the use of archaeological equipment and gain an understanding of the ethical considerations involved in the field. With the knowledge you'll gain in this course, you'll be well-equipped to pursue a career in archaeology or related fields. You'll be able to identify and analyse archaeological features, catalogue and preserve artefacts and other archaeological finds and operate archaeological equipment safely and effectively. Whether you're new to the field or looking to enhance your existing knowledge, this course is for you.
- Archaeologist - Conducts research and analysis on artefacts and other physical remains to gain insight into human history.
- Museum Curator - Oversees the collection and display of artefacts and other historical items in a museum or other cultural institution.
- Historic Preservation Specialist - Works to preserve historical structures and artefacts, including those uncovered through archaeological excavation.
- Cultural Resource Manager - Oversees the management and preservation of cultural resources, including archaeological sites and artefacts.
- GIS Analyst - Uses geographic information systems (GIS) technology to analyse and map archaeological data.
- University Professor - Teaches and conducts research on archaeology and related fields at the university level.
- Field Technician - Works in archaeology, assisting with excavation, surveying, and data collection.
Introduction to Archaeology
Archaeological Site Surveying and Features
Methods of Excavation
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