SPECIAL NOTE: This unit will include site work including archaeological excavation. All students will be required to have a current tetanus vaccination (last five years) and be fit enough to engage in fieldwork on remote location. For further information contact the unit co-ordinator. Places limited to 30 students.
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
The unit will provide an introduction to historical archaeology. It will focus on the treatment and experience of convict labour in Van Diemen's Land and will examine ways in which archaeological techniques can aid our understanding of the past. Students will be taught through a combination of lectures and fieldwork including one week of site work supervised by the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority. Places will be limited to a maximum of 30 students.
ASSESSMENT: HTA263: Class participation (10%), 500 word excavation report (10%), 2500 word essay (40%), 2 hr exam (40%). HTA263: Class participation (10%), 1000 word excavation report (10%), 2500 word essay (40%), 2 hr exam (40%).
TEACHING PATTERN: 8 x 2 hour classes plus 1 week participation in a fieldwork and excavation program.
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
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