Introduction to Archaeology & Built Heritage
This module provides a general introduction to the study of built and artefactual heritage through the lenses of archaeology, folklife/ethnology, architectural history and heritage studies. The value of built and artefactual heritage to humanity is discussed. Learners are introduced to selected archaeological dating methods, to their use in assessing environmental change, and to the structures that are in place to protect and manage built and artefactual heritage on the island of Ireland. Archaeology & Built Heritage 1 provides a foundation for Archaeology & Built Heritage 2, 3 and 4, and for the Rural and Urban Field Studies modules.
Compare and contrast how the study of built and/or artefactual heritage is approached in the disciplines of archaeology, folklife/ethnology, architectural history and heritage studies
Discuss, at an introductory level, the historical, intellectual, cultural, social and economic value of built and artefactual heritage, including contested heritage
Outline the main principles, techniques and advantages of selected archaeological dating methods with special reference, where appropriate, to their use in assessing environmental change
Identify the principal legislative measures and bodies involved in the protection and management of built and artefactual heritage in Ireland, north and south