Science-Based Analysis of Archaeological Materials ARCH5037

  • 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

To present the purpose and scope of science-based analysis of archaeological materials and artefacts
To consider the nature and properties of archaeological materials
To enable students to obtain hands-on experience of analytical techniques and their application to archaeological materials

Timetable

an average of 2 hrs x 10 weeks.

Assessment

1 essay (40%), 1 worksheet (10%), 1 portfolio (50%)

Course Aims

To present the purpose and scope of science-based analysis of archaeological materials and artefacts
To consider the nature and properties of archaeological materials
To enable students to obtain hands-on experience of analytical techniques and their application to archaeological materials

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of:

the range of information that science-based analysis of inorganic and organic materials/artefacts can give
the means of obtaining that information
the means of interpreting the scientific data in an archaeological context
how to present a specialist report