Institute of Archaeology

Geoarchaeology: Sediments and Site Formation Processes

This course is an introduction to the reconstruction of past landscapes, the use of sediment analysis in palaeoenvironmental reconstruction, and the study of sediments in archaeological contexts. Students will learn basic techniques of sediment-recording, sedimentological methods for determining past depositional environments associated with archaeological sites, theory and methods of site formation processes, and basic analyses of sediment artefacts such as mudbricks and micro-artefacts.

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For registered students


  • Running in 2016-17

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