Undergraduate programmes include: Foundation Degree in Field Archaeology, BSc Archaeology, BSc Archaeological and Forensic Sciences, BA Archaeology and Prehistory, BA Roman Archaeology, BSc Field Archaeology, BSc Heritage Conservation, BSc Heritage Conservation & Tourism and BSc Marine Archaeology. A wide range of MSc programmes available. Projects include: Billown Neolithic Landscape project, Isle of Man; Allen Valley [...]
UCL is the largest archaeological department in the country and offers an exceptionally wide range of topics covering both archaeological practice and cultural area studies.
The Department of Archaeological Sciences has been awarded “excellence” in the recent round of teaching quality assessments, and is rated 5 (out of 5*) for research. It combines these two strengths to offer degrees with a unique blend of archaeology and natural sciences. We offer undergraduate BSc courses in Archaeology, Archaeological Sciences, Forensic and Archaeological [...]
Teaches European, Classical and World Archaeology from the Bronze Age to the post-Roman period. Excavation/projects in the UK: Danebury Environs, The Hillforts of the Ridgeway, Artefacts from Eynsham Abbey, Iron Age axe heads, Early Medieval leatherworking in England and the Wessex Hillforts Project. The Hillforts of the Ridgeway project includes a training excavation. The Institute, [...]
Lynn Bright, of College-on-the-Net, explains how distance learning works.
For many, the words ‘distance learning’ automatically conjure up a world of geeks staring fixedly at computer screens all day. However, for those of us delivering teaching in this way, it is a much broader church than just computers, software and the internet.
Richard Lee, Education Project Officer, Council for British Archaeology gives CA the run down on the best choices for Life long learning
A relative newcomer to the world of archaeology, forensic techniques have been responsible for startling revelations – such as that Napoleon Bonaparte suffered arsenic poisoning, with significant traces of the toxin found in his hair – and is increasingly being employed to solve modern criminal investigations. • Osteoarchaeology is the detailed study of human bones, [...]
Scientific investigative techniques are constantly changing, improving and significantly enhancing our archaeological knowledge. Archaeological science, also known as Archaeometry, comprises many furthe rsub-divisions which often overlap. Broadly, it involves the dating and the detailed scientific analysis of artefacts. Dating techniques include: Thermoluminescence (for inorganic material), Radiocarbon dating (for organic material), the use of Bayesian statistics [...]