Archaeology: From Dig to Lab and Beyond




University of Reading


Future Learn


Free (certificate fee: USD$ 54, optional)

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This course in archaeology explores discoveries in the Vale of Pewsey to understand how and where to dig, collect, record and store precious finds. It is taught by the University of Reading through Future Learn, an online education platform.

Besides this, this course also discusses the archaeological methods employed in the study of the dead. This relates to recreating life, health and occupation of an individual just from their skeletal remains. It is designed for anyone interested in studying an archaeology degree at university. However, anyone with an enthusiastic interest in archaeology may also join.

Some of the topics covered in the course are:

  • Introduction to the Neolithic period
  • Storing, handling, recording and transporting artefacts
  • Introduction to the medieval period
  • Human bone analysis
  • Museums: the ethics of storage and display