Course level



Humanities and Social Sciences


Social Science School




One Semester

Class contact

3 Contact hours



Recommended prerequisite


No restrictions, but BA Extended major Archaeology students will be given preference. Enrolment limited to 15 students.

Assessment methods

Fieldwork participation, field notes, artefact analysis and field report.

Course coordinator

A/Prof Jon Prangnell

Work Integrated Learning

Field Experience

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school.

Course description

Students must apply to the School for enrolment in this course.

This course is a residential field school teaching practical core archaeological skills (survey, excavation, and artefact analysis) through participation in an authentic research setting. The field school is followed by a period of lectures and desktop research which contribute to students' field reports. Students will learn how field research is structured and implemented in archaeological research and cultural heritage management. Field locations will vary each year.

This course will have limited student enrolments. Preference is given to students who have completed ARCA1000 and ARCA/ARCS1001. Preference is also given to students enrolled in the extended archaeology major.

Contact the course coordinator ( to express your interest in this course.

Note: This course may not run, depending on provision of an appropriate field school site.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 (TP2) St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 (TP5) St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 (TP2) St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 (TP5) St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Flexible Delivery Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile