Interpretation and Applications of Aerial Data ARCH5021

  • 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

The course explains the way archaeological sites are revealed from the air and outlines the methods of and approaches to the interpretation and classification of archaeological aerial photographic data through a series of lectures and practical exercises. It considers the general applications of such data through a series of case studies.

Timetable

an average of 2 hrs x 10 wks

Requirements of Entry

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

n/a

Assessment

2 essays each 2000-2500 words in length

Course Aims

To outline the methods of and approaches to the interpretation and classification of archaeological aerial photographic data and its general applications

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students should be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of aerial photographic phenomena and the biases inherent therein, as assessed in one essay;

Undertake basic interpretation, classification and transcription of oblique aerial photographs through the practical exercises

Demonstrate an awareness of the main applications of aerial photography in archaeology, as assessed in one essay.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.