This module explains modern archaeological methods, introducing the techniques available to researchers for investigating archaeological sites. The module will demonstrate how successful projects combine a range of disciplines, including archival research, scientific analysis and the digital recording techniques. The module will use real examples from local sites in around St Andrews, and will combine classroom learning and practical sessions. The aim is to make students familiar with techniques and methods that are applicable around the world. Students will learn how to plan and organise archaeological projects, preparing them to pose research questions and develop projects that employ the appropriate techniques.