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The Archaeology course offers a thorough exploration of the field, covering its origins, methods, and significance. Lectures delve into various types of archaeology, dating techniques, excavation methods, and post-excavation analysis. Conservation and ethical considerations are also highlighted. By course end, students gain a comprehensive understanding of archaeology and its role in studying human history and preserving our heritage.

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Original price was: £194.00.Current price is: £19.99.
Course Duration:
7 hours, 30 minutes
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The Archaeology course provides a comprehensive exploration of the field of archaeology, offering students an in-depth understanding of its origins, methods, and significance. Through a series of engaging lectures, participants will delve into various aspects of archaeology, from its introduction and historical development to different types of archaeology practiced worldwide. The course begins with an introduction to archaeology, setting the foundation for further exploration. Students will learn about the importance of archaeology in uncovering the past, studying ancient civilizations, and gaining insights into human history and cultural evolution.

The origins and development of archaeology will be examined, highlighting key milestones and influential figures that shaped the field over time. Participants will gain an understanding of the evolution of archaeological methods and theories. Different types of archaeology will be explored, including historical archaeology, classical archaeology, underwater archaeology, and more. Students will learn about the unique approaches, techniques, and challenges associated with each type, expanding their knowledge of the diverse field of archaeology.

The course delves into the process of dating archaeological findings, covering various dating methods used to establish accurate timelines and chronologies. Participants will explore how and why civilizations and cultural practices changed over time, examining factors that influenced these transformations. Archaeological site surveying and the identification of archaeological features will be studied, equipping students with the skills to recognize and map archaeological sites effectively. Pre-excavation research, excavation dimensions, and safety measures will be discussed to ensure a systematic and safe approach to excavation.

Methods of excavation will be explored, providing an overview of techniques such as stratigraphic excavation, trowel excavation, and remote sensing. The process of excavation and documentation will be emphasized, including recording techniques, artifact collection, and preserving contextual information. Post-excavation analysis will be examined, focusing on the analysis, interpretation, and classification of artifacts, ecofacts, and other archaeological findings. Students will learn how to analyze and draw conclusions from the excavated materials, contributing to the understanding of past cultures and societies.

Conservation, a critical aspect of archaeology, will be addressed, emphasizing the importance of preserving and protecting the world's heritage. Participants will gain an appreciation for conservation techniques and ethical considerations in the field of archaeology. By the end of the course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the principles, methods, and processes of archaeology. They will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to engage in archaeological research, contribute to excavation projects, and contribute to the preservation of our collective human heritage.

What Will You Learn?

  • The fundamentals of archaeology and its significance in understanding human history and culture.
  • The origins and historical development of archaeology as a discipline.
  • Different types of archaeology, including historical, classical, and underwater archaeology.
  • Dating methods used in archaeology to establish accurate timelines and chronologies.
  • Factors influencing cultural change and transformation over time.
  • Archaeological site surveying techniques and the identification of features.
  • Pre-excavation research, excavation dimensions, and safety measures.
  • Methods of excavation, including stratigraphic excavation and remote sensing.
  • The process of excavation and documentation, including artifact collection and contextual preservation.
  • Post-excavation analysis and interpretation of artifacts and ecofacts.
  • Conservation practices for protecting and preserving archaeological heritage.

Who Should Take The Course

  • Students and individuals interested in pursuing a career in archaeology or related fields.
  • History enthusiasts looking to deepen their understanding of human history and cultural evolution.
  • Professionals working in heritage conservation or museum sectors.
  • Researchers and academics seeking to enhance their knowledge of archaeological methods and practices.
  • Individuals planning to participate in archaeological excavations or fieldwork.
  • Anyone with a curiosity and passion for uncovering the mysteries of the past and preserving our cultural heritage.


  • No specific educational prerequisites, although a background or interest in history, anthropology, or related fields may be beneficial.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English, as the course materials and lectures will be conducted in English.
  • Access to a computer or laptop with a stable internet connection to access course materials and participate in online activities.

Course Curriculum

    • Introduction to Archaeology 00:40:00
    • The Origins and Development of Archaeology 00:35:00
    • Different Types of Archaeology 00:35:00
    • Making a Date 00:45:00
    • How and Why Did Things Change? 00:40:00
    • Archaeological Site Surveying and Features 00:50:00
    • Pre-Excavation Research: Dimensions of Excavation and Safety Measures 00:45:00
    • Methods of Excavation 00:45:00
    • The Process of Excavation and Documentation 00:35:00
    • Post-Excavation Analysis 00:40:00
    • Conservation: Protecting the World’s Heritage 00:35:00
    • Order Certificate 00:05:00

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