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
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.
an average of 2 hrs x 10 wks
Requirements of Entry
2 essays each 2000-2500 words in length
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.