Recovery and Interpretation of Archaeological Data

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Recovery and Interpretation of Archaeological Data

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The course has four elements: 1. A brief introduction to the organisation of archaeology in Britain and its legislative basis; 2. A consideration of the application and processes of interpretation involved in the main modes of site discovery and non-invasive investigation; 3. An examination of the excavation process, with a particular focus on techniques of recording and stratigraphic analysis; 4. The recovery, recording and analysis of artefacts and ecofacts.

    This course will provide the opportunity to:
    ? provide a basic understanding of the methodology and practice of field archaeology, in order to foster awareness of both the strengths and limitations of field data; and
    ? to provide an understanding of the variety of ways of analysing and interpreting that data.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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