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Undergraduate | LTU-ARC2SCI | 2024

Introduction To Archaeological Science

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4 Mar 2024
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Introduction To Archaeological Science

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Locate and appropriately use relevant sources investigate and present justifiable arguments about the validity and usefulness of scientific techniques applied to archaeological questions.
    2. Explain and discuss common archaeological science techniques used in the field. The principles behind the techniques and what they are used for and their limitations.
    3. Examine and analyse scientific data applied to archaeological problems, generating arguments based on appropriate graphical and numerical manipulations
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of current trends and arguments in areas of archaeological science and how these areas have contributed to archaeological knowledge by composing a well justified argument using correct referencing

Entry requirements


Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed the following subjects are ineligible to enrol in this subject: ARC3SCI (Diets, Dating and DNA: Archaeological Science)

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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