Course: Artefactual archeology - Stone

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Course title Artefactual archeology - Stone
Course code KHI/AAII
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
  • Kaňáková hladíková Ludmila, Mgr. et Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1.-8. Chipped industry. Introduction to the terminology, principles and possiblities of stone chipping, cleavable stone raw materials. An overview of modern methods and history of the research. Technical, technological and morphological typology of the chipped industry. The work procedure of description. Data analysis. Documentation, conventional marks, principes of drawn and other documentation. Spatial models in analysis of chipped industry. The overveiw of the development of the chipped industry since Early Paleolit to the Late Iron Age. 9.- 13. Cutted industry. Introduction to terminology, the raw spectrum, process of manufacturing. Morfotypology, an overview of cutted artifacts in prehistoric times. The seminars: Practical training in methods for selecting and sorting of files SI and BI, according to technical, technological and typological parameters. Examples of analysis, databases, spatial models. Practice in documentation, draw documentation for expert publications. AD

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Grafic and Art Activities
  • Attendace - 24 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Familiarization with stone artifact-chipped and cutted industry. Chipped industry- terminology, techniques of stone chipping, typology, description, data analysis, an overview of chipped artifacts principles of draw and other documentation. Cutted industry-introduction to the terminology, the raw spectrum, process of manufacturing, morfotypology, an overview of cutted artifacts in prehistoric period. AD
Student gets the overview of the stone industry, its types and forms. Gaining an ability of documentating chipped and cutted industry. AD
The basic knowledge of the prehistoric ages. AD

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

The presence in the lesson, fulfilling given tasks. AD
Recommended literature
  • Podborský, V. ed. (1993). Pravěké dějiny Moravy. Brno.
  • Přichystal, A. (2009). Kamenné suroviny v pravěku východní části střední Evropy. Brno.
  • Salaš, M. (1984). Návrh numerické deskripce neolitické kamenné broušené industrie, SPFFBU E 29, 1984, 67-107.. Brno.
  • Sklenář, K. - Hartl, J. (1994). Archeologický slovník I. Kameny.. Praha.
  • Svoboda, J. a kol. (1995). Paleolit Moravy a Slezska. Brno.

Study plans that include the course
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