This online Archaeology Diploma Course from Centre of Excellence is perfect for anyone fascinated by history!
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Learn about the processes used within archaeology and how it informs us about past societies and 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.
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, historical, underwater, ethno, landscape and household archaeology.
The course explains the types of archaeological sites and artefacts and the features of archaeological sites and the various methods used to find them. These include the use of existing knowledge, documents, aerial photography, ground surveying, chemical surveying and accidental discovery.
We’ll then move onto the process of excavation. We consider the preparations to be made before an excavation takes place, the types of excavations, how to dig and the process involved in excavating.
We’ll explore what happens after an excavation with a look at archaeometry, visual examinations and the scientific analysis of artefacts. You’ll learn about how particular materials and organic remains are analysed, the processes of relative dating and absolute or chronometric dating, and transformation processes and how archaeologists interpret the collated data.
Module 1: Introduction to Archaeology
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
Module 10 Assessment
Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A 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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