Advanced Scientific Methods in Archaeometry

Course Information
TitleΠροχωρημένες Επιστημονικές Μέθοδοι στην Αρχαιομετρία / Advanced Scientific Methods in Archaeometry
CodeARCH02
FacultySciences
SchoolChemistry
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40003498

Programme of Study: PPS Erasmus Mundus Archmat

Registered students: 22
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Epistīmī Ylikṓn Archaiologikoý EndiaférontosCompulsory Course219

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
600186015
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • ARCP02 Introduction to Archaeometry
  • ARCP05 Introduction to Thesis I
  • ARCP06 Basic Aspects of Science applied to Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
General Prerequisites
The following 1st semester courses: ARCP02 (Introduction to Archaeometry) ARCP05 (Introduction to Thesis I) ARCP06 (Basic Aspects of Science applied to Archaeology and Cultural Heritage or Archaeology – Culture and Context)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: •Understand of the physical and chemical properties of stones and mortars; ceramics and glass; ores, metals and alloys; textile or paper fibres; and constituent materials in paint films – colouring materials and binding media. •Apply spectrometric techniques, i.e. ultra violet-visible and infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and interpret the results; •Apply chromatographic analysis, i.e. high performance liquid chromatography, liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry, and interpret the results.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The unit on Properties of Materials aims at providing students with a detailed overview of the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of stones and mortars; ceramics and glass; ores, metals and alloys; textile or paper fibres; and constituent materials in paint films – colouring materials and binding media. The unit on Characterisation of Materials aims at providing students with a detailed overview of the principles and applications of several spectrometric methods. Students are introduced to the application of spectrometric techniques used for scientific investigation applied to archaeological area, i.e. ultra violet-visible and infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and proceed to interpretation of results. The unit on Analytical Chemistry Applications aims at providing students with a detailed overview of different methods and analytical techniques used for scientific investigation applied to archaeological area, i.e. high performance liquid chromatography, liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. It discusses the nature of the analysis, the level of the analytical work, the results obtained and their interpretation. The students are also be introduced to basic sample preparation. Keywords: physicochemical properties, mortars, ceramics, glass, metals, textiles, paper, colorants, binding media, spectrometric methods, chromatographic techniques.
Keywords
physicochemical properties, mortars, ceramics, glass, metals, textiles, paper, colorants, binding media, spectrometric methods, chromatographic techniques
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • scientific articles, laboratory manuals
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Description
Power Point and video presentations
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures441.8
Laboratory Work652.6
Reading Assigment120.5
Written assigments251
Exams40.2
Total1506
Student Assessment
Description
final examinations, one written assignment with presentation in class
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1.E.Α. Varella & E. Caponetti (ed.), Chemistry and Conservation Science, Società Chimica Italiana (Rome 2008), ISBN 9788886208604 E.A. Varella (ed.), Conservation Science for the Cultural Heritage, Springer (Berlin/Heidelberg 2010), ISBN 9783642309847
Last Update
23-09-2016