This course offers a fantastic insight into the role of archaeologists and the process of archaeology, starting from initial research to site identification, excavation and survey and analysis and interpretation of the archaeological evidence. We look at material culture, famous sites and discuss some of the scientific techniques and tools available to archaeologists to help us understand our fascinating human history.
The course is 3 hours per week with potential for field trips to sites and local heritage institutions (weather and time permitting).
Topics covered include:
- The history of Archaeology
- Case Studies on chronological periods: Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Romans
- Archaeological Survey and Excavation
- Material Culture – interpretation and analysis
The tutor has a BA Hons degree in Archaeology and History and an MA in Classical Studies as well as several years teaching experience on both qualification and part-time recreational courses.
Students have commented about the course:
"Very enthusiastic tutor, knowledgeable and approachable."
"Enjoyed every minute."
"I really look forward to the sessions."
"Plenty of opportunity for discussion and interaction with other people."
"This course has inspired my love of archaeology."
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