UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH MODULE RECORD
MODULE CODE: FDAP102
MODULE TITLE: EXCAVATION
COMPENSATABLE WITHIN THIS PROGRAMME: Yes
SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR
This module will develop an understanding of the range of intrusive investigative methods that can be used on archaeological sites. These methods include surface artefact collection and excavation.
ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT: (C1) COURSEWORK 100%
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Minimum pass mark for professional body accreditation
This module involves making contributions to intrusive archaeological field investigations. It deals with the contributions to preparation for an investigation, the fieldwork and the analysis and presentation of the data.
ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES: At the end of a module the learner will be expected to be able to:
INDICATIVE SYLLABUS CONTENT:
APPROVAL: DATE OF APPROVAL: 23/05/07
DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION: 1/9/2007
DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: n/a
City College Plymouth
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MODULE LEADER: Win Scutt
Term: All Year
Assessment Criteria (Threshold Level) :
The student should provide evidence that they can:
1. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the underlying concepts and principles associated with archaeological excavation.
2. evaluate the appropriateness of different excavation strategies to solving specific archaeological problems.
3. demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the techniques used to excavate and record an archaeological site.
4. evaluate and interpret the data gathered from an excavation.
The module is delivered by means of lectures, simulation, field trips and online tutorials through the College VLE. (The learner is expected to contribute to an excavation under the direction of a qualified archaeologist in the Work-Based Learning module, or at some time in Year 1 or 2)