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Archaeology Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Whilst archaeologists study things that were formed, used or altered by human beings, such as tools, weapons, jewellery, equipment, buildings and bodies, they are essentially studying people and their pasts.

The Archaeology Diploma Course explores the various types of archaeology, what archaeological sites are and how they are discovered, how archaeologists excavate a site and the processes used to understand their findings, and what they can tell us about the histories and cultures of the people that left them behind.

The Archaeology Diploma Course begins with an explanation of what archaeology and field archaeology are, an exploration of the theoretical basics of field archaeology and who carries it out. You’ll also be introduced to the various types of archaeology, including classical,...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: Introduction to Archaeology
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Archaeology?
  • Part 2: What is Field Archaeology?
  • Part 3: Theoretical Basics of Field Archaeology
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: Types of Archaeology
  • Part 1: Classical Archaeology
  • Part 2: Historical Archaeology
  • Part 3: Underwater Archaeology
  • Part 4: Ethnoarchaeology
  • Part 5: Landscape Archaeology
  • Part 6: Household Archaeology
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Archaeological Sites I – What are They?
  • Part 1: Types of Archaeological Evidence
  • Part 2: Artefacts
  • Part 3: Features
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Archaeological Sites II – Finding Them
  • Part 1: Existing Knowledge
  • Part 2: Documents
  • Part 3: Aerial Photography
  • Part 4: Types of Survey
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Before the Excavation
  • Part 1: Permission, Funding and the Law
  • Part 2: Site Safety
  • Part 3: Staff
  • Part 4: Equipment
  • Part 5: Approaches to Excavation
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Excavations
  • Part 1: Types of Excavation - Research and Rescue Excavation
  • Part 2: Salvage Excavation
  • Part 3: How to Dig
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Post Excavation I
  • Part 1: Archaeometry
  • Part 2: Scientific Analysis of Artefacts
  • Part 3: Chemical Analysis
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Post Excavation II
  • Part 1: Analysis of Particular Inorganic Materials
  • Part 2: Analysing Organic Remains
  • Part 3: Human Remains
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Dating
  • Part 1: Relative Dating
  • Part 2: Absolute or Chronometric Dating
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Archaeological Interpretation
  • Part 1: Overview - Transformation Processes
  • Part 2: Making Sense of Data
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Archeologists digging at an excavation site

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Archaeology Diploma Course has been designed to satisfy those who are fascinated by history and want to learn about the processes used within archaeology and how it informs us about past societies and how people related to their surroundings.

The course is also a good starting point for those who wish to gain a fundamental knowledge of the subject and to understand the various roles within the field before pursuing an advanced qualification and a career in archaeology.

Accreditations

The Archaeology Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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