GIS FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECTS ARCH5018
- 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
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
To provide an introduction to the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software for mapping and analysing archaeological data.
An average of 2 hrs x 10 weeks.
Requirements of Entry
Standard entry to Masters at College level
Written Assignment 100%
This course aims to:
■ To provide an introduction to the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software for mapping and analysing archaeological data
■ To develop an understanding of the underlying data within an archaeological context, including recording methods and their limitations, and metadata for archiving and reuse
■ To promote the appropriate use of computer applications to archaeological situations
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of the course students will be able to:
■ Show the ability to apply GIS tools to different archaeological problems in an appropriate manner with accuracy and precision
■ Represent an understanding of the principles underlying graphical representations of data and the problems and limitations of archaeological recording and use of such data.
■ Represent a critical awareness of the limitations and shortcomings of graphical tools
■ Show an understanding of the professional requirements underpinning the appropriate use of GIS in archaeological contexts.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the courses summative assessment.