Cropmark Archaeology ARCH5012

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course will:
? Introduce students to the value and potential of cropmarks and related phenomena;
? Familiarise the students with the history of the study and treatment of cropmarks and current best practice;
? Provide the students with an awareness of archaeological engagements with cropmarks, from discovery through to interpretation, excavation and management

Timetable

Average of 2 hours of teaching per week made up of 2 x 1 hour classes, or a 2 hour class

Requirements of Entry

Upper Second Class Hons Degree in Archaeology or cognate discipline, or other appropriate qualification or suitable practical experience

Core module: Interpretation and application of aerial data (20 Credits)

Assessment

1. Interpretation flight log exercise
2. Essay
3. Mapping and interpretation project
Each element of coursework will be equally weighted

Course Aims

This course will:
? Introduce students to the value and potential of cropmarks and related phenomena;
? Familiarise the students with the history of the study and treatment of cropmarks and current best practice;
? Provide the students with an awareness of archaeological engagements with cropmarks, from discovery through to interpretation, excavation and management

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students should be able to:
? Understand the archaeological status of cropmark sites and their continuing relevance;
? Acquire an awareness of the archaeological treatment of cropmarks in academic, heritage management and developer-funded spheres;
? Develop a practical and theoretical awareness of the nature of cropmarks;
? Develop a set of skills related to the reading and interpretation of cropmarks;
? Appreciate the range of strategies available to manage, protect and understand cropmarks.