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Themes in Early Medieval Scottish Archaeology ARCH5043

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • 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:
Investigate topics of current research in Early Historic Scotland ranging from artefact studies, to excavations and landscape analyses through a series of thematic case studies;
Apply a range of analytical techniques and theoretical perspectives to the specific cases;
Draw upon a range of sources in the analysis of the case studies (e.g. contemporary records, historic maps, historical images, excavation data, survey data);
Develop an understanding of the processes of managing and interpreting archaeological evidence.

Timetable

an average of 2 hrs x 10 weeks. Fieldtrips to be arranged

Course Aims

This course will:
Investigate topics of current research in Early Historic Scotland ranging from artefact studies, to excavations and landscape analyses through a series of thematic case studies;
Apply a range of analytical techniques and theoretical perspectives to the specific cases;
Draw upon a range of sources in the analysis of the case studies (e.g. contemporary records, historic maps, historical images, excavation data, survey data);
Develop an understanding of the processes of managing and interpreting archaeological evidence.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Students will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the most significant archaeological and historical issues in Early Historic Scotland;
Demonstrate the ability to apply archaeological concepts and theories to specific cases and produce new insights and original analyses;
Produce their own analyses using independent research, integration of different sources, and appropriate analytical tools.