Archaeology and Territory Practice I

Academic year
Subject Area
Language of Instruction
Mode of Delivery
ECTS Credits
2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado

Recommended Prerequisites

Initial training in Archaeology / 1st Cycle of Studies.

Teaching Methods

Supervising sessions, of a tutorial nature. Analysis and commentary of texts, images and other documents that translate the different dimensions of Archaeology. Tutorial supervision for the execution of practical tasks, participation in scientific meetings, lectures, conferences, etc.

Learning Outcomes

The aim of this course unit is for students with a basic training in Archaeology to reflect on the multiple dimensions of this subject. Aware of this diversity, students are expected to develop the ability to reflect on archaeological heritage, training themselves in the reflection and criticism of the different ways of practicing Archaeology and using its results, through the real (or simulated) formulation of projects (of research, the musealization of sites, editing, knowledge transfer, etc., and the profitability of the archaeological heritage itself). Students should be able to draft a research/ valorization/ dissemination project (centered in a monument/ a group of monuments/ archaeological sites, etc.), organize a scientific meeting, publish a paper or a leaflet, define the contents of an information board, organize a field trip, a catalog of sites, a cultural route, write reports of field trips, etc.

Work Placement(s)



1. The crossdisciplinarity of scientific knowledge.

2. Archaeology and research.

3. The dissemination of scientific knowledge among peers.

4. Archaeological heritage and the general public.

Head Lecturer(s)

Raquel Maria da Rosa Vilaça

Assessment Methods

Continuous Assessment
Other: 10.0%
Report of a seminar or field trip: 20.0%
Laboratory work or Field work: 20.0%
Project: 50.0%


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CARBONE, F. (2011). Turismo, Arqueologia e desenvolvimento. Gestão de áreas arqueológicas com fins turísticos. O Caso de Conimbriga. Revista Turismo e Desenvolvimento, 15, pp. 103-115.

GONÇALVES, A. (2012). Museus, turismo e território: como podem os equipamentos culturais tornar-se importantes atrações turísticas regionais?, Imagem, Património e Sustentabilidade dos Destinos Turísticos, IPL, pp. 43-94.

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