Methodology of the archaeological research (i)
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-ANT/10 - METHODS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH
1 B dal Nov 15, 2021 al Jan 12, 2022.
The course aims to direct the students into the set of problems relevant to the archaeological research in order to obtain theoretical knowledge of the methodological and technical fundamentals of Archaeology, to be improved additionally by practical exercises during field work and laboratory practises.
3. To be familiar with interdisciplinary methods and approaches in Archaeology in order to read and understand the material culture data correctly.
4. To be aware of particular archaeological terminology of the field.
4. To understand the principal techniques and strategies in stratigraphy of the archaeological diggings.
5. To use correctly particular archaeological terminology.
6. To learn the variety of archaeometrical approaches that are usually used in the archaeological research (as during the investigation of material culture evidence, landscapes, sites and so on).
The course aims to illustrate the methods and the approaches to adopt in the field research and in the elaboration and historical interpretation of the archaeological data. In particular, the course will be structured on precise thematic blocks such as:
- the technical-operational aspects, in the field and in the laboratory (method of stratigraphic excavation and survey);
- the contribution of scientific disciplines to the archaeological study;
- the contribution of the ethnoarchaeological approach to the interpretation of archaeological data;
- environmental archaeology and the iteration between man and environment;
- the archaeology of death with particular attention to the study practices of burials;
- the archaeology of architecture between the protohistoric age and the Middle Ages:
- preventive archaeology and public archaeology.
The meetings will be established according to teh rules decided by the University also considering the covid emergence; delivering the courses concurrently for on-campus students and off-campus online students and using PowerPoint presentations that will be get available to the students through the Moodle platform.
To the students attending the course will be offered the possibility to participate to the archaeological excavations organised by the lecturers during the summer.
Reference list of titles
Notes of the lectures and of the illustrations made available through the e-learning platform (Powerpoint presentations from the lessons). Furthermore, it’s expected the study of:
R. FRANCOVICH, D. MANACORDA (a cura di), Dizionario di archeologia, Roma-Bari 2000.
The students who are not able to attend the course are expected to integrate their own competences also by selecting one of the following titles:
F. CAMBI, Archeologia dei paesaggi antichi: fonti e diagnostica, Roma 2003.
D. MANACORDA, Lezioni di archeologia, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2008.
A. CARANDINI, Storie dalla terra, Einaudi, Torino ed. 2010.
A. GABUCCI, L’archeologia come mestiere. Dallo scavo al magazzino. I materiali, EUT, Trieste 2013 (it’s free avalilable on https://www.openstarts.units.it).
M. VIDALE, Che cos’è l’etnoarcheologia, Roma 2004.
BROGIOLO G.P., CAGNANA A., Archeologia dell’Architettura, metodi e interpretazioni, Sesto Fiorentino (FI) 2021.
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The aim of the exam consists in testing the expected results of learning objectives previously listed.
The exam will provide an oral examination.