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ANT2008 Archaeological Laboratory Methods: Analysis and Interpretation

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 4 October 2023


Pre-requisite: ANT1000


The archaeological record consists of the material remains of human activity in the past. In order to extract data from the archaeological record, the cultural material retrieved through excavation needs to be sorted, identified, quantified and interpreted. This is achieved through a range of laboratory methods, which are essential skills for students in archaeology as part of their professional and academic practice.

This course teaches archaeology students how to analyse and interpret archaeological material addressing the major categories of cultural material encountered in Australian archaeological contexts ranging from stone artefact analysis, bone and shell identification and methods of quantification and interpretation. The course aims to provide a broad introduction to laboratory methods in archaeology.

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Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 4 October 2023