The Archaeology Coursebook: An Introduction to Study Skills, Topics and Methods

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Answers and Mark Schemes

Key task: test your understanding of physics (p. 18)

Resistivity area survey best for 2, 3, 4, 6, 8; also useful for 5, 9, 10.

Magnetometry area survey best for 1, 9, 5, 6, 10; also useful for 3, 4, 8.

Neither useful for 7.


Key skill: short questions test (p. 24)

1a Cropmarks (1 mk) circular enclosures or barrows (1 mk).

1b L1 Differential colour or tone due to buried features (1-2 mks).

L2 L1 plus explanation of effect of differential access to water by crops (3-4 mks).

L3 L2 plus comment on possible type of crops and season (4-5 mk).

1c L1 Answers in list form or descriptive account of limited relevance (1-2 mks).

L2 At least one relevant method described. Top end for relation to this site (3-5 mks).

L3 Several relevant methods considered with consideration of appropriateness at top end (6-7 mks).


Key task: test your understanding of methods (p. 57)

1a Cropmarks (1mk), reason for cropmarks (1 mk).

1b L1 Answers that describe the differences or provide a brief list (1-2 mks).

L2 One or two points of contrast explained (3-4 mks).

L3 Several points of contrast explained. For example, greater definition from the excavation, only partially excavated, some marks may not be archaeological (5-6 mks).

1c L1 Generalised comments about excavation or evidence. Descriptions (1-2 mks).

L2 Focus on phasing with some mention of dating or stratigraphy (3-4 mks).

L3 Both stratigraphy and dating discussed (5-6 mks).

L4 L3 in detail, for example how exactly might a layer be identified and relatively dated (7-8 mks).

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The Archaeology Coursebook: An Introduction to Study Skills, Topics and Methods
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Brief Contents v
  • Contents vii
  • Figures xix
  • Index of Skills xxii
  • Acknowledgements xxiii
  • Illustration Acknowledgements xxiv
  • Introduction xxv
  • Part One - Understanding Archaeological Resources 1
  • Chapter 1 3
  • Chapter 2 25
  • Chapter 3 58
  • Chapter 4 80
  • Chapter 5 93
  • Chapter 6 105
  • Chapter 7 120
  • Part Two - Studying Themes in Archaeology 135
  • Chapter 8 137
  • Chapter 9 165
  • Chapter 10 196
  • Chapter 11 236
  • Part Three - Examination Success and Beyond 259
  • Chapter 12 261
  • Chapter 13 283
  • Chapter 14 - Where to Next? 296
  • Chapter 15 - Finding the Best Information 301
  • Appendix 305
  • Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations 307
  • Bibliography 315
  • Index 319
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