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ME3105   Archaeological Methods

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: See

This module explains modern archaeological methods, introducing the techniques available to researchers for investigating archaeological sites. The module will demonstrate how successful projects combine a range of disciplines, including archival research, scientific analysis and the digital recording techniques. The module will use real examples from local sites in and around St Andrews, and will combine classroom learning and practical sessions. The aim is to make students familiar with techniques and methods that are applicable around the world. Students will learn how to plan and organise archaeological projects, preparing them to pose research questions and develop projects that employ the appropriate techniques.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass at least 60 credits from {ME1003, ME1006, ME2003, HI2001, MH2002} or pass at least 60 credits from {AN1002, AN2002, AN2003, CL2004}

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 seminar (x 11 weeks), 1 practical class (x 6 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 28

Guided independent study hours: 275

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Coursework: 70%

Re-assessment: 4,000- to 5,000-word essay = 100%


Module teaching staff: Mr T Dawson, Miss J Humbly, Ms E Allsop