Humanities

ARCH6054 Core Computing for Archaeology

Module Overview

This computing module provides an introduction to a wide range of key archaeological computing methodologies.

Co-ordinator: Dr Graeme Earl

Module Details

Title: Core Computing for Archaeology
Code: ARCH6054
Year: 4
Semester: 1

CATS points: 20 ECTS points: 10
Level: Postgraduate Taught

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Aims and objectives

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Syllabus

The core computing unit provides an introduction to a wide range of key archaeological computing methodologies. It works alongside the research skills unit to develop essential research skills appropriate both to general archaeological practice and to the specific requirements of computational research. The focus of the unit is upon the definition, storage, management and analysis of archaeological information. Specific software approaches will include design and development of relational database systems, application of statistical test and models, data capture and modelling using vector graphics packages and basic management/understanding of a range of software platforms including UNIX and Windows.

Learning and teaching

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Assessment

Assessment methods

2 practical assignments and write up (50% each).