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Unit Overview


Archaeology constantly experiments with theory. methods and techniques. This unit examines the latest such experiments. Topics include: conducting experiments such as making stone tools, ceramics, metal and other artefacts. We explore technology such as drones, GPS, aerial mapping, photogrammetry, 3D printing and more. Visiting experts may hold intensive workshops on topical issues such as heritage management, gender, designing ethical, OHS and other fieldwork protocols, or creating an archaeological outreach programme. This unit never teaches the same content twice and constantly evolves with Archaeology as a discipline—and maybe even help lead the (re)volution.

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 elective

Students are able to (1) demonstrate critical reading skills and source criticism; (2) demonstrate an appropriate understanding and implementation of all occupational health and safety standards in the conduct of this unit; (3) independently and critically undertake research through the collection and interpretation of archaeological information and implement that research in an appropriate form—oral, written, and/or a practical project; and (4) demonstrate a critical and reflective understanding of ethical issues relevant to conducting archaeological work.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) group work assignment; and (3) individual assignments. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Sven Ouzman
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
(1) Consumables (estimated cost - $30-50)
(2) Transport (estimated cost - $10-20).
Contact hours
3 x 1 hour Seminars
5 x 8 hour full day Practicals
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.