Laboratory Archaeology

Year
0
Academic year
2018-2019
Code
01011056
Subject Area
Área Científica do Menor
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
6.0
Type
Elective
Level
1st Cycle Studies

Recommended Prerequisites

NA

Teaching Methods

The classes will be theoretical-practical and will include a laboratory component whenever possible.

Learning Outcomes

This curricular unit aims to introduce students to the various laboratorial methods available to archaeologists during field work. The student is, thus, expected to acquire basic knowledge of practical and conceptual natures, within the fields of the management and treatment of archaeological data, as well as of the analytical methods from other knowledge areas that are used in archaeological research. Students are expected to acquire the abilities to:

a) critically assess principles and methodologies inherent to archaeological research, as well as their application to specific questions

b) analyze and interpret archaeological information from various sources

c) develop an independent and critical spirit in the execution of a project

d) present, orally or in writing, the results of a work task.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

1. The post field work: treatment and management of data

1.1 Elaboration of the archaeological catalogue

1.2 Conservation and restoration of materials

1.3 Digital archaeology

2. Archaeometry: the application of other sciences to the archaeological research

2.1 Physical-chemical analysis of pottery

2.2 Relative and chronometric dating methods

2.3 Archaeobiology

2.3.1 Archaeobotanics

2.3.2 Archaeozoology

2.3.3 Human Paleobiology.

Head Lecturer(s)

Ricardo Daniel Figueiredo Cabral

Assessment Methods

Assessment continues
Frequency: 40.0%
Synthesis work: 60.0%

Bibliography

AA. VV. (1996). A Arqueologia e as outras Ciências, Al-madan, II série, nº 5.

Balme, J. e Paterson, A. (2006). Archaeology in Practice: A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford.

Ewen, C. R. (2003) Artifacts. Altamira Press.

Gillings, M. e Wheatley, D. (2002). Spatial Technology and Archaeology. The Archaeological Applications of GIS. Taylor & Francis, London.

Mateus, J. E. e Moreno-García, M. (eds.) (2003). Paleoecologia Humana e Arqueociências, IPA, Trabalhos de Arqueologia 29, Lisboa.

Renfrew, C. e Bahn, P. (1991). Archaeology. Theories, Methods and Practice, Thames and Hudson, London.