Prehistoric technologies - archaeological data and methodological approaches

Course Information
TitleΠροϊστορικές τεχνολογίες – αρχαιολογικά δεδομένα και μεθοδολογικές προσεγγίσεις / Prehistoric technologies - archaeological data and methodological approaches
CodeΑΠΡ 713
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600015947

Programme of Study: PMS stīn Archaiología, Téchnī kai Politismó

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Proïstorikī ArchaiologíaCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-15

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Learning Outcomes
• to familiarize themselves with the relative bibliography and the ways of searching articles on the specific topic of the seminar • to participate in the contemporary discussion on the thematic of the seminar • to comprehend the theoretical approaches and arguments relative to specific themes • to develop special skills and get trained to the methodological tools which will enrich them with the ability to present orally and in written form their ideas
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
The seminar will give an account of the archaeometric studies which contribute to the better understanding of archaeological materials and help interpreting the past. These studies among others include the analysis of environmental data, architectural remains, geoarchaeological evidence, petrographic and chemical analyses of material items, stable isotope and ancient DNA analyses of organic materials and micromorphology.
archaeological materials, sciences, archaeometry, archaeological interpretation
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment1505
Written assigments1605.3
Student Assessment
Students will have to study and present weekly selected articles from the Greek or foreign literature in order to develop in a critical way their arguments and get involved in a thorough discussion. In addition, students will have to prepare the oral presentation of a topic which will be selected from a proposed list and will be submitted in written form by the end of the semester
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
• Brothwell, D.R. και A. M. Pollard (επιμ.). 2001. Handbook of Archaeological Sciences. Chichester, John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. • Facorellis, Y., N. Zacharias και K. Polikreti (επιμ.). 2008. Proceedings of the 4th Symposium of the Hellenic Society for Archaeometry, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, 28-31 May, 2003. BAR-IS 1746. Oxford: Archaeopress. • Hunt, Α. M. W. (επιμ.) 2017. The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysis. Oxford: Oxford University Press. • Καρκάνας, Π. 2010. Εισαγωγή στη Γεωαρχαιολογία. Νεφέλη Λυριτζής, Ι και Ν. Ζαχαριάς (επιμ) 2010. Αρχαιο-Υλικά. Εκδ. Παπαζήση. Αθήνα • Sarris, Α. (επιμ.). 2015. Best Practices of GeoInformatic Technologies for the Mapping of Archaeolandscapes. Oxford: Archaeopress Publishing Ldt. • Tzedakis, Y, H. Martlew και M. K. Jones (επιμ.). 2008. Archaeology Meets Science: Biomolecular Investigations in Bronze Age Greece. The Primary Scientific Evidence 1997-2003, Oxford: Oxbow Books. • Ζαχαριάς, Ν. (επιμ.). 2012 Πρακτικά 2ου Συμποσίου ARC-RNT: Αρχαιολογική Έρευνα και Νέες Τεχνολογίες. Καλαμάτα: Έκδοση Εργαστήριο Αρχαιομετρίας Τμήμα: Ιστορίας, Αρχαιολογίας και Διαχείρισης Πολιτισμικών Αγαθών, Πανεπιστημιακή Σχολή Καλαμάτας.
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