The course will cover approaches to the archaeology of complex stratigraphy and related material culture and ecofacts. Emphasis will be on important current research approaches and methods, including recording & analysing complex stratigraphy; formation processes & taphonomy; using material culture and ecofacts; statistical & spatial manipulation of data; research questions; dissemination strategies.
Aims of the course
• To consider the nature and interpretation of archaeological and textual sources in approaching the city.
• Provide participants with training in research methods relevant to the recording, analysis and dissemination of urban archaeology.
On successful completion of this course a student should:
• Have a sound grasp of approaches to urban archaeology.
• Appreciate the importance of critical approaches to archaeological and textual sources within the context of urban archaeology.
• Written and oral skills in analysis and presentation.
The main mode of delivery will be through 2-hour lectures on specified topics, with input from both Institute staff and external professionals working in the field. These will be augmented by 2-hour seminars (some of these held in the Museum of London Archaeological Archive Research Centre) with input from appropriate academic staff there.
All course materials will be available to register