Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Letters
Lecture Code BI305001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 野外考古学実習B
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Field Practice in Archaeology B
ノジマ ヒサシ,アリマツ ユイ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  OutOfTerm(1st)
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (O1) Inte
Lesson Style Practical Lesson Style
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Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 09 : Archaeology/Cultural Heritage
Eligible Students for 3rd-year students
Keywords Archeology, Excavation, Archeological Site, Fieldwork, Arranging and sorting relics,Practical work experience 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Special laboratory course on archeology 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Geography, Archaeology, and Cultural Heritage
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Acquisition of the ability of grasping and analysing things and phenomena by fieldwork and experimental approach. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
In this Class students will join an archeological fieldwork in Taishaku-Valley sites, learn about the method of finding remains and handling archeological finds under directon of trained teachers. 
Class Schedule Class 1; We provides students with concrete understanding the outline of this excavation.
Class 2; Explanation of various archeological materials for understanding the archeological site to be excavated.
Class 3; Making a brochure about research achievement of the site to be excavated, and presentation about it .
Class 4; Planning for excavation program, and discussion about each asgning tasks in the excavation.
Class 5; Excavation (topographical survey planning and field confirmation).
Class 6; Excavation (setting of the survey area and explanation of equipment).
Class 7; Excavation (excavation management of the survey area).

Class 8; Excavation (management of excavated artifacts in the survey area).
Class 9; Excavation (Measurement and collection of excavated artifacts).
Class 10; Excavation (stratification of soil layer sections).
Class 11; Excavation (Confirmation of the formation process of the remains).
Class 12; Excavation (taking photographs and managing the measurement plan).
Class 13; Excavation (confirmation and discussion of the overall remains).
Class 14; Excavation (discussion and overall understanding of the entire survey area)
Class 15; Understanding research achievement from our excavation and Discussion about future researching under the direction of graduate students.

Writing a report on your fieldwork in the site. 
Distributed handouts 
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(More Details) Fieldwork 
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Preparation and
We have a meeting for tommorow’s excavation after field work in a site or lodging house every evening. 
Requirements Students majoring in  archaeology only can be accepted in this class for it’s highly-professional specialty.  You have to take all practice of “Field Practice in Archeology (A, B, C)” in your all semesters. 
Grading Method Practical fieldwork in the site (80%), and report point (20%). 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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