UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH MODULE RECORD

MODULE CODE: FDAP101

CREDITS: 20

LEVEL: 1

MODULE TITLE: FIELDWORK: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

PRE-REQUISITES: None

CO-REQUISITES: None

COMPENSATABLE WITHIN THIS PROGRAMME:     Yes

SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR

This module uses Historical Archaeology as a context within which to learn theoretical approaches in archaeology and a range of non-intrusive investigative skills.

ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT:  (C1) COURSEWORK   100%

Give Subject Assessment Panel Group to which module should be linked

Minimum pass mark for professional body accreditation

MODULE AIMS:

The course will provide students with:

  • A range of skills applicable in non-intrusive archaeological investigations
  • an outline understanding and theoretical appreciation of the sites, landscapes, buildings, artefacts and issues of Britain from the Norman Conquest to the Modern period, in context with the relevant world archaeology.

ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

At the end of a module the learner will be expected to demonstratebe able to:

  1. the ability to develop new skills in the recording and analysis of historic landscapes
  2. demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of buildings and protableportable artefacts from the historic period
  3. an ability to apply spatial concepts and analyse the organisation of space in relation to society
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the ethics of dealing with cultural and human remains.

INDICATIVE SYLLABUS CONTENT:

  • Prepare, observe, record, analyse and present sites through the understanding and use of desk-based assessment, building survey and graphic and photographic records.
    • Conduct a desk-based assessment of a site or landscape using historical sources
    • Conduct a measured survey of a standing building
    • Record sites using graphical and photographic media
    • Employ safe practices
  • The Norman invasion, culture change in the 11th and 12th centuries
  • Medieval and Post-Medieval rural and urban landscapes

APPROVAL:     DATE OF APPROVAL:     23/05/07                   

                          DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION:     1/9/2007

                          DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE:     n/a

FACULTY:

UPC

SCHOOL:

PARTNER INSTITUTION:

City College Plymouth

NAME OF SITE:

  MODULE LEADER: Win Scutt

Term: All Year

       

 

 

 

Assessment Criteria (Threshold Level) :

The student should provide evidence of their:

  1. ability to develop new skills in the recording and analysis of historic landscapes
  2. knowledge and understanding of buildings and portable artefacts from the historic period
  3. ability to apply spatial concepts and analyse the organisation of space in relation to society
  4. understanding of the ethics of dealing with cultural and human remains

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Assessment Mode:

Coursework: 100%

1.      Report of 1500 words with original survey drawings and photographs 50%

2.      one written assignment of 1500 words 30%

3.      reflective journal of 1000 words on field courses.20%

 

 

Schedule of Teaching and Learning:

The module is delivered by means of lectures, field trips and online tutorials through the College VLE.

 

 

Recommended Texts and Sources

Aston, M. (1985) Interpreting the Landscape. London: Batsford

Brown, A. (1987) Fieldwork for Archaeologists and Local Historians. London: Batsford.

Crossley, D.W. (1990)  Post-Medieval Archaeology in Britain.  Leicester University Press

Deetz, J.F. (1996) In Small Things Forgotten New York: Anchor

Dorrell, P.G. (1994) Photography in Archaeology and Conservation

English Heritage (2006) Understanding Historic Buildings: A guide to good recording practice. London: English Heritage (free from English Heritage)

Gilchrist, R. (1997) Gender and Material Culture: An Archaeology of Religious Women. London: Routledge

Hinton, D.  (1990)  Archaeology, Economy and Society. London: Routledge

Institute of Field Archaeologists (1999) Standards and Guidance for Archaeological Field Evaluation

Institute of Field Archaeologists (2001) IFA Standard and Guidance for Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, revised edition September 2001

Kain, R. (2006) Englandís Landscape: The South West. London: English Heritage/Harper Collins

McNeill, T. (2006)  English Heritage Book of Castles.  Batsford

Palmer, M and Neaverson, P  (1998) Industrial Archaeology: Principles and Practice.  London: Routledge

Roberts, B.K. & Wrathmell, S. (2002) Region and Place: A study of English rural settlement. London: English Heritage

SCAUM (1997) Health and Safety in Field Archaeology

Tarlow, S. & West, S. (eds.) (1998) The Familiar Past? Archaeologies of Later Historic Britain. London: Routledge

 

Internet

Archaeology Data Service http://ads.ahds.ac.uk

DoE 1990 Planning and Policy Guidance Note 16 (online)

DoE / DNH 1994. Planning Policy Guidance note 15 (PPG15) 'Planning & the Historic Environment'. (online)

Edinburgh, University of, 2007 Archaeology at Edinburgh Streaming Media [online] http://www.arcl.ed.ac.uk/streaming/index.html

www.AbeBooks.co.uk - Used and out-of-print books