UCL Institute of Archaeology
31-34 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PY
+44 (0)20 7679 1494
This first-year Core Course runs in Term 2 and provides an introduction to archaeological field methods and techniques.
Topics covered will include: locating archaeological sites; methods of archaeological survey; planning and costing field projects and excavation; excavating archaeological sites – general principles; excavating archaeological sites – specific techniques; recording archaeological sites; dating and sampling archaeological sites; post-fieldwork planning post-excavation analysis and research and the publication of fieldwork reports.
Taught through lectures, smaller group practical classes and a fieldwork training course. The teaching will culminate in a two-week field training course in Sussex during May / June, where students will undertake a broad range of the archaeological excavation, recording and survey techniques previously discussed in lectures. In the Reading Week of Term 2 all students attend a one day demonstration and practical at the London Archaeological Archive Centre (LAARC).
This course is only available to those enrolled for undergraduate degrees at the Institute of Archaeology.
For registered students
- Runs every year