Course: Artefactual archeology - Pottery

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Course title Artefactual archeology - Pottery
Course code KHI/AAI
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kalábková Pavlína, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Vostrovská Ivana, Mgr.
  • Šlézar Pavel, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Basic dividing of the pottery production, technologies, reolitic, physical and chemical features of the material. Experimental production of pottery and its comparison with the old one. Development of the production until the 20th century. Lectures: 1.Introduction. The basic division of ceramic production - dishes and utensils, technical and architectural ceramics, textile ceramics ... 2.Used technology in the prehistoric, medieval and modern pottery manufacture - basic terminology, the raw material for the ceramic production. The rheological, physical and chemical properties of the material, the rate of reaction in the solid state (difference in heterogeneous and homogeneous phases), model situations, the behavior of rock and mineral phases during processing, change of material properties in the shaping, drying, firing. 3.Experimental firing, comparision with prehistoric pottery, deriving temperatures and environment of the firing. Ceramic analyzes and their explanatory options. Principles of documentation, ceramic codes, treatment and preservation of material. Development of ceramic production in particular period - summary of different types and shapes of ceramic production. 4.Paleolithic-Neolithic age 5.Eneoloit, Chalcolithic Age 6.Early and Middle Bronze Age 7.The Urnfield culture period 8.La Téne 9.Roman Period 10.The Early Middle Ages 11.High and Late Middle Ages 12.Modern Age The seminars: 1.Introduction to the issue 2.-13. Demonstration of work with individual pottery products - their identification, description and practice of draw documentation. AD

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Training in job and motor Skils, Grafic and Art Activities
  • Attendace - 18 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 14 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 18 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Study of pottery production since paleolit period to the modern age. Study of the pottery production technology. Typology of pottery. The ways of documentation and description of the pottery. AD
The practical knowledge of dating and sorting of the pottery material and the ability of drawn documentation. AD
The basic overview in the archeological cultures of Middle Europe. AD

Assessment methods and criteria
Analysis of Activities ( Technical works), Didactic Test

The presence in the lessons,fulfilling of assigned tasks. AD
Recommended literature
  • Droberjar, E. (1991). Terra sigillata in Mähren. Funde aus germanischen Lokalitäten. Brno.
  • Gregerová, M. (1996). Petrografické rozbory středověké brněnské keramiky. Brno.
  • Hanykýř, V., Kutzendörfer, J. (2000). Technologie keramiky. Praha.
  • Macháček, J. (2001). Studie k velkomoravské keramice. Metody, analýzy a syntézy, modely.. Brno.
  • Podborský, V., Kazdová, E.,Koštuřík, P. ,Weber, Z. (1979). Numerický kód moravské malované keramiky. Brno.
  • Podborský, V. (1993). Pravěké dějiny Moravy. Brno.
  • Sklenář, K. (1994). Archeologický slovník IV. Keramika.. Praha.

Study plans that include the course
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