20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: 'Archaeology Matters' enables students to develop their research skills and their understanding of the cultural and professional context of archaeology. Students will work on a research project studying the historic environment of a given area of Sheffield. They will work collaboratively with peers, academic staff, professional archaeologists and members of the community. The students will build on their understanding of the research process and further develop their skills in observation and interpretation of archaeological evidence. They will gain new skills in planning a research project, the application of advanced techniques in organising and analysing data, and the presentation of results in a public setting.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory work, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Archaeology):

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK