Universität Wien FIND

060057 PR Practical fieldwork (4 weeks) (2017S)

Late Bronze and Iron Age Settlement Meillionydd (United Kingdom)

Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 8 participants
Languages: Deutsch, Englisch

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Vorbesprechungstermin wird noch bekannt gegeben (vermutlich März 2017),
Lehrgrabung: 01.07. - 28.07.2017

Tuesday 07.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Field School 1
Key skills taught:
Core fieldwork techniques of identification, surveying, recording, excavation and sampling (QAA archaeology subject benchmark statement 4.2, 2nd bullet point)
Core post-excavation/post-survey techniques such as stratigraphic analysis of field records, phasing and data archiving (QAA archaeology subject benchmark statement 4.2, 3rd bullet point)
Prepare effective written communications for different readerships (QAA archaeology subject benchmark statement 4.3, 5th bullet point)
Make effective and appropriate use of relevant IT (QAA archaeology subject benchmark statement 4.3, 6th bullet point)
Make effective and appropriate forms of visual presentation (QAA archaeology subject benchmark statement 4.3, 8th bullet point)
Collaborate effectively in a team via experience of working in a group, for example, through fieldwork, laboratory and/or project work (QAA archaeology subject benchmark statement 4.3, 10th bullet point)
Appreciate the importance of health and safety procedures and responsibilities (both personal and with regard to others) in the field and the laboratory (QAA archaeology subject benchmark statement 4.3, 11th bullet point)
To evaluate critically one's own and others' opinions, from an appreciation of the practice of archaeology in its changing theoretical, methodological, professional, ethical, and social contexts (QAA archaeology subject benchmark statement 4.3, 13th bullet point)
Practical skills:
Archaeological excavation and survey: removing turf and topsoil cover, cleaning surfaces, sectioning and excavating features, recovering finds, soil and paleoenvironmental sampling, drawing of plans and sections, 2D and 3D photography, surveying with a total station and GPS Rover, producing written records.
Archaeological post-excavation work: finds processing and recording, wet sieving soil samples, plan digitization, finds drawing and photography, report writing.
Theoretical knowledge:
Principles of archaeological stratigraphy, GIS and CAD applications in archaeology, UK archaeological heritage legislation; organising and financing an excavation.

Field School 2:
Core fieldwork techniques of identification, surveying, recording, excavation and sampling (QAA archaeology subject benchmark statement 4.2, 2nd bullet point)
Core post-excavation/post-survey techniques such as stratigraphic analysis of field records, phasing and data archiving (QAA archaeology subject benchmark statement 4.2, 3rd bullet point)
Produce logical and structured arguments supported by relevant evidence (archaeology subject benchmark statement 4.3, 3rd bullet point)
Present effective oral presentations for different kinds of audiences (archaeology subject benchmark statement 4.3, 5th bullet point)
Prepare effective written communications for different readerships (archaeology subject benchmark statement 4.3, 5th bullet point)
Make effective and appropriate use of relevant IT (archaeology subject benchmark statement 4.3, 6th bullet point)
Make effective and appropriate forms of visual presentation (archaeology subject benchmark statement 4.3, 8th bullet point)
Collaborate effectively in a team via experience of working in a group, for example, through fieldwork, laboratory and/or project work (archaeology subject benchmark statement 4.3, 10th bullet point)
Appreciate the importance of health and safety procedures and responsibilities (both personal and with regard to others) in the field and the laboratory (archaeology subject benchmark statement 4.3, 11th bullet point)
Appreciate and be sensitive to different cultures, and deal with unfamiliar situations (archaeology subject benchmark statement 4.3, 12th bullet point)
To evaluate critically one's own and others' opinions, from an appreciation of the practice of archaeology in its changing theoretical, methodological, professional, ethical, and social contexts (archaeology subject benchmark statement 4.3, 13th bullet point)

Assessment and permitted materials

Skills Development Portfolio

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Barker, P. 1993. Techniques of Archaeological Excavations. 3. Aufl., London & New York: Routledge.
Collis, J.R. 2001. Digging Up the Past. An Introduction to Archaeological Excavation. Stroud: Sutton Publishing.
Drewett, P.L. 1999. Field Archaeology. London & New York: Routledge.
Harris, E.C. 1989. Principles of Archaeological Stratigraphy. 2nd ed., London: The Academic Press, see also http://www.harrismatrix.com/.
Harris, E.C. (ed.) 1993. Practices of Archaeological Stratigraphy. London & New York: The Academic Press, see also http://www.harrismatrix.com/.
Roskams, S. 2001. Excavation. Cambridge: University Press.
Wilkinson, P. 2007. Archaeology. What it is, where it is, and how to do it. Oxford: Archaeopress.

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