Course Information
TitleΦΡΟΝΤΙΣΤΗΡΙΟ. ΔΙΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΟΝΙΚΕΣ ΠΡΟΣΕΓΓΙΣΕΙΣ / SEMINAR. INTESCIPLINARY APPROACHES
CodeΑΠΡ304
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID280004368

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Istorías kai Archaiologías 2015-2019

Registered students: 5
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600161274
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
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
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • ΑΠΡ201 LAND ARRANGEMENT AND USE OF SPACE IN NEOLITHIC AEGEAN
  • ΑΠΡ601 THEORY AND METHODS OF PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will have familiarized themselves: - with the application of geoarchaeological methods and micromorphology at archaeological sites and their broader environment, - with principles of archaeological stratigraphy, - with dating methods, - with the application of all the above in interdisciplinary approaches to archaeological questions.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The seminar explores the contribution of interdisciplinary approaches to the interpretation of archaeological data. Natural sciences, geology in particular, provide research tools that contribute significantly to a historical and anthropological approach of human civilization. In an attempt to cover the multifaceted nature of archaeological research, the seminar lectures will deal with the following subjects: - Site-formation, preservation and visibility of archaeological sites (natural and archaeological sediments through the lens of geoarchaeology and micromorphology) - Stratigraphy (principals of archaeological stratigraphy) - Dating methods (relative and absolute chrononology) - Ancient environments (coasts, rivers, lakes) - Contribution of special analyses to the study of artefacts (e.g. pottery: petrographic and chemical analyses) The seminar is based on lectures and study of selected bibliography. The course is offered to a limited number of students. Assessment consists of the bibliographic preparation and brief presentation of a specific subject in the course of the semester and a final written examination.
Keywords
interdisciplinarity, archaeological science, geoarchaeology, stratigraphy, dating
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Power-point presentations and the AUTH e-learning platform will be used. Communication by e-mail
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.3
Reading Assigment913.0
Exams501.7
Total1806
Student Assessment
Description
Βibliographic preparation and brief presentation of a specific subject in the course of the semester and a final written examination.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Καρκάνας Παναγιώτης, 2010. Εισαγωγή στη Γεωαρχαιολογία, Εκδόσεις Νεφέλη
Additional bibliography for study
- Butzer, K.W. 1982. Archaeology as Human Ecology: method and theory for a contextual approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. - Goldberg P., Macphail R.I. 2006. Practical and theoretical Geoarchaeology, Blackwell Publishing - Karkanas P., Goldberg P. 2018. Reconstructing archaeological sites: understanding the geoarchaeological matrix. Wiley Blackwell, p.296 - Karkanas P. 2013. Cave Sediment Studies In Greece: A Contextual Approach To The Archaeological Record. In: F.Mavridis, J. T. Jensen, Stable Places and Changing Perceptions: Cave Archaeology in Greece, BAR International Series 2558, pp. - Karkanas P. 2006. Late Neolithic household activities in marginal areas: the micromorphological evidence from the Kouveleiki caves, Peloponnese, Greece. Journal of Archaeological Science 33, 1628-1641 - Karkanas P. 2002. Micromorphological Studies of Greek Prehistoric Sites: New Insights in the Interpretation of the Archaeological Record. Geoarchaeology, 17 (3), 237–259 - Rapp G., Hill, C.L 1998. Geoarchaeology. The Earth-Science approach to archaeological intepretation. Yale University Press, New Haven and London - Tourloukis V., Karkanas P. 2012. Geoarchaeology in Greece: A Review. In: E. Skourtsos and G. S. Lister (Eds.), The Geology of Greece, 2012. Journal of the Virtual Explorer, Electronic Edition, ISSN 1441-8142, volume 42, paper 4
Last Update
21-06-2020