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Archaeology & Surveying Overview:

Under our feet lie buried stories waiting to be unearthed. Archaeology & surveying equip you with the knowledge and techniques to unlock the mysteries of the past, from prehistoric settlements to mediaeval towns.

Archaeology & Surveying takes you on a captivating journey through the history of archaeological exploration. You’ll delve into diverse archaeological subfields, from uncovering ancient civilisations to studying shipwrecks. This course explores the concept of archaeological periods, helping you place historical finds within their broader context. Learn essential surveying techniques to map archaeological sites and identify features of potential significance. Gain insights into pre-excavation research and safety protocols to ensure responsible archaeological projects.

Learning Outcomes of Archaeology & Surveying:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of different archaeological subfields and their research methods.
  • Explore the concept of archaeological time periods and how they shape our understanding of human history.
  • Master the techniques of archaeological site surveying and feature identification for effective data collection.
  • Grasp the importance of pre-excavation research and safety measures for responsible archaeological practice.
  • Analyse the various excavation methods used to uncover archaeological sites and artefacts.
  • Develop critical thinking skills to interpret archaeological data and reconstruct past societies.

Who is This Course For:

  • History enthusiasts are curious about the methods of archaeology.
  • Individuals seeking a career in archaeology or related fields.
  • Those interested in understanding how archaeological evidence shapes our knowledge of the past.
  • Anyone passionate about cultural heritage and its preservation.

Certification of Archaeology & Surveying:

CPD QS certificates can be obtained at an additional cost of £9.99 for PDF, £16.99 for printed hardcopy format, and £24.99 for both PDF and hard copy certificates.


This course does not have academic entry requirements and is open to students of all backgrounds.

Career Paths:

  • Field Archaeologist: £20,000 – £25,000 per year
  • Archaeological Project Manager: £28,000 – £35,000 per year
  • Museum Curator: £22,000 – £28,000 per year
  • Heritage Officer: £25,000 – £32,000 per year
  • University Lecturer (Archaeology): £30,000 – £40,000 per year
  • And many more!

Course Curriculum

Archaeology & Surveying
Module 01: Introduction To Archaeology 00:18:00
Module 02: Different Types Of Archaeology 00:18:00
Module 03: Archaeological Time Period 00:21:00
Module 04: Archaeological Site Surveying And Features 00:16:00
Module 05: Pre-Excavation Research: Dimensions Of Excavation And Safety Measures 00:16:00
Module 06: Methods Of Excavation 00:14:00
Module 07: The Process Of Excavation And Documentation 00:22:00
Module 08: Post-Excavation Analysis 00:18:00
Module 09: Understanding Dating In Archaeology 00:20:00
Module 10: Archaeological Interpretation 00:16:00
Module 11: Conservation: Protecting The World’s Heritage 00:15:00
Assignment – Archaeology & Surveying 00:00:00

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  • £24.99
  • 1 year
  • Course Certificate
  • Number of Units12
  • Number of Quizzes0
  • 3 hours, 14 minutes