- Course Code: 5011
- Duration: 2 years
- Validated by: AEB, SEG & NEAB
- Study Mode: Full time
A-Level Archaeology is the study of past human societies from the investigation of material remains, and often provides the only source of information about aspects of our development. As an archaeology student, you will study the techniques of modern archaeological research, religion and rituals, practical archaeology including site investigation and excavation, and contemporary issues in world archaeology.
- What will I study?
In the first year, you will study an introduction to the subject through the study of 'The Archaeology of Religion and Ritual'. Students will focus on belief systems and activities related to those belief systems, mortuary practices, funerary monuments, personal or group activities, links to symbolism and art and the locations of these practices such as lakes, peat bogs, rivers, caves and temple henges. Students will also study specific archaeological sites from the prehistoric period, ancient Egypt and Roman Europe.
During the second year, students are introduced to a range of themes and controversies in world archaeology (People and society in the past; Sites and people in the landscape or economics and material culture) and also 'contemporary issues in world archaeology. During this year you will also undertake an independent archaeological investigation in the format of personal study.
- Entry Requirements
To study A-Level Archaeology you will need 5 Cs at GCSE (or equivalent i.e. grade 4 in reformed GCSEs)
- How will I be assessed?
A-Level students will be assessed by coursework and written exam.
- What can I do next?
Archaeologists work in various settings, including local councils, national agencies, museums, teaching institutions, commercial archaeology companies, national parks, the environment agency, highway agencies, engineering companies, forensics, geophysics, surveying, cultural heritage management, and some professional archaeologists do still work in the area of undertaking fieldwork.
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