Methodology of Archeological Research (MA)

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-ANT/10
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
To understand, as much as possible with the practical components, the activities of archaeological research in the field and in the laboratory, with particular attention to modern research methods related to excavation, archaeological survey and the study of ancient production through analysis of finds. The goal is to offer investigative and interpretive tools that are applicable in diverse contexts of time and location.
The study of some shipwreck cargoes at some Museums in Liguria and at the Instituto Internazionale degli Studi Liguri (if the public health situation allows) will introduce students to underwater archaeology.
Expected learning outcomes
To allow the student to encounter the study of archaeological contexts and classify their finds using archaeological and archaeometric methods.
To draw attention to the scientific aspects of archaeological research and to acclimate the student to the use of tools for documenting archaeological data, and to the review and analysis of these data.
To compose a final thesis on topics covered in this course, which will facilitate the process of analysing and displaying scientific research data.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
If the health emergency continues, the lessons of will take place online.
Students will find the information about lessons, program and bibliography on the Ariel teaching site and the site www.immensaaequora.org.
If it is not possible to take the exam in presence, the exam will be conducted online.
Teaching methods
Lectures with the aid of PowerPoint presentations.
There will be practical lessons on ancient finds - description and classification of objects/finds (if possible in consideration of the Covid emergency).
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral exam.
Preparation of a paper regarding the seminary in Liguria (Istituto Internazionale di Studi Liguri) on underwater archaeology (if possible, in consideration of the Covid emergency).
Unita' didattica A
L-ANT/10 - METHODS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-ANT/10 - METHODS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-ANT/10 - METHODS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours