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Dr Caradoc Peters

Truro College


Programme Leader of the BSc (Hons) & FdSc Archaeology Programmes at Truro College

The BSc (Hons) in Archaeology and the FdSc in Archaeology at Truro College in Cornwall

Reasons for studying Archaeology at Truro College:  

• Less formal approach to teaching

• Small class size groups, not large lecture halls full of students

• A great deal of contact time with tutors

• Practical tuition through fieldtrips, museum trips and fieldwork

• Foreign archaeology trips

• Good contacts with local employers

Course Details:

The modules are:

Year One - FdSc: • Archaeology & Environment from Prehistory to Roman Times • Excavation, Post-Excavation & Museums • History of Archaeological Debate • Post-Roman to Recent Times: Culture, Science and Statistics • Principles of Field Survey • Project Design • Entrepreneurship and Applied Practice

Year Two - FdSc: • The Archaeology and Geology of Cornwall • Museum Studies • Professional Archaeology • Quaternary and Archaeological Science • Field Techniques & Interpretation • Professional  Project Report

Year Three - BSc (Hons): • World Archaeology • Archaeology, Science & the Popular Media • In Depth Period Study • Current Debates in Archaeology • Environmental & Conservation Archaeology • Dissertation Report

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  • PhD Archaeology (Auckland)
  • MA Scientific Methods in Archaeology (Bradford)
  • BA Archaeology (Wales)

Research interests

  • Digital Archaeology
  • Archaeology of Cornwall
  • Environmental Archaeology

Peters, C. 2005. The Archaeology of Cornwall. Fowey: Cornwall Editions