Institute of Archaeology

Archaeological Surveying


The course will teach modern surveying techniques using Total Stations and DGPS techniques. The course will take place during the first Reading Week, with follow-up sessions to process your survey data at the Institute. During the course you will learn how to undertake a topographic survey using total stations and GPS, how to download the data into appropriate software, and then how to move the data into a GIS package for further analysis and presentation.

Duration of course: Reading Week in Term One, plus follow-up sessions at the Institute. Please contact Mark Roberts for further details.

Course information

For registered students

  • Moodle page: open»
  • Reading list: open»
  • Notes: Please reserve 5 days fieldwork grant in order to meet your maintenance and travel costs for this course. If you do not have sufficient days left, you will be expected to meet these costs yourself. Maximum enrolment of 12.


  • Running in 2017-18

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