SEMINAR. ISSUES OF THEORY AND METHODOLOGY

Course Information
TitleΦΡΟΝΤΙΣΤΗΡΙΟ. ΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΘΕΩΡΙΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΘΟΔΟΥ / SEMINAR. ISSUES OF THEORY AND METHODOLOGY
CodeΑΠΡ301
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID280004365

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600176842
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • ΑΠΡ601 THEORY AND METHODS OF PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY
  • ΑΠΡ603 PREHISTORIC SOCIETIES OF THE AEGEAN AND THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN
  • ΑΠΡ603 PREHISTORIC SOCIETIES OF THE AEGEAN AND THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN IN THE BRONZE AGE
Learning Outcomes
Students are expected to: - obtain a good knowledge of hot topics regarding osteoarchaelogy along with the methdological tools applied for the study of the human skeletal remains - to be able to excavate, collect and handle at a preliminary level human skeletal assemblages
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This seminar will cover primarily aspects of the treatment of the deceased in archaeological populations but also information on demography, the health and oral status as well as on dietary patterns which can be provided from the systematic study of the human skeletal remains. Practical work will include training in human skeletal anatomy, macroscopic techniques for ageing and sexing, recording of metric and non metric traits as well as of pathological lesions affecting the human bones. Practical training will be accompanied by the demonstration of case studies which offer a thorough understanding of the application of methodological tools to the analysis of skeletal populations. Evaluation will be based on a written essay related to the topics discussed in the seminar but also on a written exam on practical work undertaken in the semester.
Keywords
osteoarchaeology, study of the human skeletal remains, manipulation of the deceased
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
  • Practical Training
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures210.7
Seminars441.5
Laboratory Work150.5
Project1003.3
Total1806
Student Assessment
Description
Evaluation will be based on written essays (50%) related to special thematic topics undertaken by the students previously presented and openly discussed in the class (20%). Also, a written exam based on the practical training of the methodological tools applied in the study of the human skeletal remains will be taken at the end of the practicals (30%).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιοαρχαιολογία Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 41232 Έκδοση: 1η έκδ./2007 Συγγραφείς: C.S. LARSEN ISBN: 978-960-394-456-0 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΠΑΡΙΣΙΑΝΟΥ ΑΝΩΝΥΜΗ ΕΚΔΟΤΙΚΗ ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΙΚΗ ΕΜΠΟΡΙΚΗ ΕΤΑΙΡΙΑ ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΟΝΙΚΩΝ ΒΙΒΛΙΩΝ
Additional bibliography for study
Aufderheide, A. C. and C. Rodriguez-Martin. 1998. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Paleopathology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Bass, W. M.1987. Human Osteology. Columbia: Special Publication of the Missouri Archaeological Society. Buikstra, J. E. and Ubelaker, D. H. (εκδ.). 1994. Standards for data collection from human skeletal remains. Arkansas: Arkansas Archaeological Survey Research Series. Chamberlain, A. 2006. Demography in Archaeology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Cox, M. and Mays, S (εκδ.). 2000. Human Οsteology. London: Greenwich Medical. Gowland, R. and C. Knüsel (εκδ.). 2006. Social Archaeology of Funerary Remains. Oxford: Oxbow Books. Grmek, M. D. 1989. Οι ασθένειες στην αυγή του Δυτικού πολιτισμού: έρευνα στην παθολογική πραγματικότητα του προϊστορικού, αρχαϊκού και κλασικού ελληνικού κόσμου. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Χατζηνικολή Hillson, S., 1986. Teeth. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. Larsen, S. C. 2007. Βιοαρχαιολογία: ερμηνεύοντας τη συμπεριφορά από τον ανθρώπινο σκελετό. Μεταφρ: Σ. Μανώλης. Αθήνα: Παρισιάνος. Ortner, D. J. 2003. Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains. New York: Academic Press, Inc. Roberts, C. and Manchester, K. 1995. The archaeology of disease. New York: Cornel University Press. Ubelaker, D.H. 1989. Human Skeletal Remains: Excavation, Analysis, Interpretation. Washington: Smithsonian Institution. White, T. D. and Folkens, P. A. 2000. Human osteology. 2nd edition. California: Academic Press, Inc.
Last Update
27-02-2021