Aims/Description: The module will provide `hands-on' experience in a professional working environment. The placement(s) (of c.15 days) can be in the archaeological sector, such as a research excavation, laboratory, museum, or commercial unit. They can also be with non-archaeological organisations which engage with archaeology, apply archaeological knowledge, or have working practices that resemble or inform an archaeological approach e.g. scientific labs, schools, environmental agencies and consultancies etc. The assessment will involve an occupational study and a placement report summarising the work undertaken together with a reflection on the learning experience.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Placements, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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