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Archaeological Field Work - AHIS346

This unit is designed to facilitate archaeological fieldwork, which might take the form of excavation or an in-field archaeological project concerned with the processing, conservation and study of material from ancient societies or with the study of the environment in which ancient communities were situated. It is a PACE unit, and thus focused on experiential learning opportunities to promote a culture of transformative learning. The unit is supervised by the Department of Ancient History, so the overwhelming number of opportunities on offer for this unit are archaeological projects in the Mediterranean and surrounding countries. Many of the available archaeological projects are directed by or involve the staff of the department. We currently work in Italy, Croatia, Greece, Bulgaria, Israel and Egypt. Available archaeological projects are listed by PACE on their website under ‘pace opportunities’. To get started you must first search the PACE website, find the project you want, and then follow PACE instructions on how to enrol. It is usual for students to undertake fieldwork in the semester breaks over December-February or June-July. Your enrolment in this unit must be for the semester after the break in which your fieldwork occurred.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Fieldwork - Session 1, Fieldwork (with on campus sessions)

S2 Fieldwork - Session 2, Fieldwork (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Kenneth Sheedy

Permission by special approval Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): AHST310, AHIS347
Unit Designation(s):


Unit Type: PACE unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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