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ARCO6003: Fieldwork Experience

The unit is intended to enable students to gain additional insight from the experience of fieldwork by considering the intellectual purpose which it serves, the social context in which it occurs and the relationship between the work which was carried out and the research outcome which was produced. The aim is to consider the role of fieldwork, its effect on the researcher, on other participants and on the communities in which and/or with whom it is carried out.

Code ARCO6003
Academic unit Archaeology
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. • Be capable of carrying out the relevant fieldwork activities (e.g. survey, excavation) to a professional standard
  • LO2. • Gain one or more relevant skills in the nationally-recognised Australian National Committee for Teaching and Learning Skills Passport
  • LO3. • Produce a high-quality technical report on fieldwork activities that contributes to thesis progress as well as state or national reporting requirements for archaeological work
  • LO4. • Gain leadership skills and confidence as a supervisor or director of fieldwork activities
  • LO5. • Gain an understanding of working in a team and with members of local communities as well as the personnel of regional/national authorities

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.