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Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19

Course Overview

During the summer after your second year of archaeology single honours students will go on a minimum of a two week long excavation. This course follows on from your field experience to help maximize the experiences and skills developed on these projects. Working with materials collected during the field project this course will develop key skills in communicating the results of field projects and the presentation of archaeological data.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Gordon Noble

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Archaeology (AY)
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Course Aims: This course will enhance student employability by developing key skills and confidence in archaeological fieldwork and field recording methods.

Main Learning Outcomes: This course will give students the opportunity to develop key skills in archaeological fieldwork and the communication of archaeological field data. By the end of the course students will have:
• a good understanding of the aims, methodology and results of an approved field project
• acquired key practical skills in archaeological excavation and recording methods
• gained 80 hours experience participating in a fieldwork project impoving employability and transferrable skills
• gained knowledge of how to present archaeological field data

Content: The course provides a systematic framework that enables students to maximise the benefits of participating in an archaeological field project, including the learning of key excavation and recording skills, and the communication of archaeological field data. During and after their participation in the field project, students will receive instruction in how to assemble a portfolio that reflects their participation in their chosen field project.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments


Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Detailed typed notes on coursework will be provided.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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