(LO1) Students successfully completing this module will be able to recognise and identify the different types of archaeobotanical remains found in archaeological contexts.
(LO2) Students will achieve a rounded understanding of the different pathways through which archaeobotanical remains enter the archaeological record, and their different preservation conditions.
(LO3) Students will become familiar with the key research themes and debates in archaeobotany, regarding diet, subsistence, ancient economies, vegetation change and people-environment interactions.
(LO4) Students will develop a range of data management, quantitative and numerical skills, professional skills (including time management, health and safety procedures), research skills and other transferable skills applicable to academic and non-academic work environments including critical thinking, independent study and research, effective reporting (verbal and written expression) and awareness of controversy in research literature and debate.
(S1) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice
(S2) Improving own learning/performance - Record-keeping
(S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written
(S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Following instructions/protocols/procedures
(S5) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)
(S6) Working in groups and teams - Time management
(S7) Skills in using technology - Using common applications (word processing, databases, spreadsheets etc.)
(S8) Numeracy/computational skills - Numerical methods
(S9) Information skills - Critical reading
(S10) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis
(S11) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation
(S12) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification
(S13) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking
(S14) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis
(S15) Analytical observational skills - Scientific laboratory practices
(S16) Skills in using technology - Information accessing
(S17) Time and project management - Personal organisation
(S18) Personal attributes and qualities - Resilience
(S19) Personal attributes and qualities - Integrity
(S20) Awareness of professional practices (health and safety rules for working in a laboratory environment)