Course Description

Course Name

Archaeology in Theory and Practice

Session: VGSS3120

Hours & Credits

20 Scotcat Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level


This course provides students with the opportunity to learn about the craft of archaeology in terms of the concepts and theories through which past societies are understood and the practical and scientific skills, methods and techniques which archaeologists use to recover, analyse and interpret artefacts, sites and landscapes.
The course is taught through 22 one-hour lectures, a series of two-hour practical classes and two field trips. In any one week, a student will typically have two lectures and either a practical class or a field trip.

*Course content subject to change