Archaeological Project - CLAS6360

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


The module is based on individual scholarship and research. The project will be chosen by the student with the advice of the tutor. In terms of the primary data it could involve investigation of antiquarian literature; archive documentation including cartographic sources; Sites and Monuments Records; museum collections; observation of monuments in the field; or participation in approved field work or excavation. Choice of project will be informed by personal interests, the fulfilment of the aims of the module, the availability of expert supervision, and the accessibility of data. Typically the project may have a local or regional focus.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 8
Private Study Hours: 292
Total Study Hours: 300

Method of assessment

Title, Abstract & Literature Review (ca. 20, ca. 150 and ca. 1,000 words) – 5%
Draft Chapter (2,000 words) – 10%
Report (8,000 words) – 85%

Indicative reading

N/A – individual project on primary archaeological data

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of methods relevant to the collection and analysis of archaeological data (including the use of online databases as appropriate);
Demonstrate a critical awareness of the issues, theories and debates relevant to theme of the chosen project;
Demonstrate familiarity with at least one category of primary archaeological data.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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