Course: Theory of Archaeological Prospect 1

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Course title Theory of Archaeological Prospect 1
Course code KHI/TA
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
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
  • Zeman Tomáš, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lessons: 1. (Plaštiaková) Introduction - types of archaeological field researches. 2.-3. (Peška) Methodology of field survey (prospecting) - surface collection, the visual exploration , sampling techniques, archeo-geophysical methods, aerial archeology. Surveying of locations, GIS. 4. - 5. (Plaštiaková) Methods of field research - methods of reveals ,the preparation of archaeological objects and their documentation. 6. (Peška) Destructive and non-destructive methods of research managing. 7.(Peška) stratigraphy, stratigraphic units. 8. - 9. (Plaštiaková) Methods of excavating of archaeological monuments. Methods of basic treatment of archaeological material in the field research, excavating an an object in in situ, sampling, the use of chemical products in the field, laktoprofiles . 10. (Peška) Types of materials and their preparation for archaeological exploration and research. 11. - 12. (Plaštiaková) The procedure for the preparation of archaeological research, practical advice in its actual implementation. Individual types documentation of archaeological research, preparation of materials for finding protocols and ways of developing up the report. 13. Visit of the currently ongoing archaeological research. Seminars : 1.- 13. Discussion over the lectured topic. AD

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Demonstration
  • Attendace - 26 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Acquaintance with the particular archeological methods and work of an archeologist in the terrain. AD
Basic knowledge about the work of an archeologist and methods of archeological research. AD
Basic knowledge about the work of an archeologist. AD

Assessment methods and criteria
Didactic Test, Dialog

Active participation in the lessons and fullfiling of ongoing tasks. AD
Recommended literature
  • Bureš, M. a kol. (1994). Terénní archeologický výzkum. Manuál vedoucího. Praha.
  • Kováčik, P. (2007). Terénní teorie a praxe.. Brno.
  • Kuna, M. a kol. (2004). Nedestruktivní archeologi. Praha.

Study plans that include the course
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