Depending on the area of excavation, the student may be required to obtain a copy of a standard archaeological textbook. As an introduction the student might consult:
J. Balme and A. Paterson (eds), Archaeological Practice: A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses (ISBN: 978-0-470-65716-4) 2013, Wiley-Blackwell. Please contact the MQ supervisor of your chosen excavation.
Reconsidering Archaeological Fieldwork : Exploring On-Site Relationships Between Theory and Practice / edited by Hannah Cobb, Oliver J. T. Harris, Cara Jones, Philip Richardson. Boston, MA : Springer US, 2012. This e-book is available from MQ library.
The Journal (Task A) and Research Essay (Task C) must be submitted electronically via iLearn. For Presentation (Task B) you will be sent an email with the time of this session (and confirmation of all details). Students would normally offer a Powerpoint presentation. If you are out of the country at the time, or do not reside in Sydney, it is your responsibility to contact the unit convenor and discuss other means of completing the presentation - before the due date.
Extensions for assignments can only be granted for medical reasons or on compassionate grounds. Without documentation (medical or counselling certificates) or prior staff approval, a penalty will be applied (see below: 'Late Assessment Penalty'). If required, applications for extensions should be made before the assignment's due date. NB You should always keep a copy of completed tasks in case of loss.
Late Assessment Penalty
Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – two (2) marks out of 100 will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted more than seven (7) days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments – e.g. quizzes, online tests.
Satisfactory Completion of the Unit
Students must attend the excavation of their choice for the full period of their participation. This period of time will be determined in consultation with your MQ excavation supervisor at the time of enrollment. Failure to complete the full period of participation may result in disqualification from the unit unless there are satisfactory medical or compassionate grounds. Students must achieve an overall mark of 50% or above to complete the unit satisfactorily.