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010099 UE Archaeological Drawing II (2019S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Die Lehrveranstaltung eignet sich für Studierende all jener Studienrichtungen, die sich mit der Bearbeitung antiker Kulturen oder der Kunstgeschichte befassen. Sie bietet die seltene Gelegenheit, an Originalkeramik aus dem 1. Jahrtausend v. Chr. zu lernen und zu üben.
Erfahrenen Studierenden werden auf Wunsch besondere Arbeitsaufgaben zugewiesen.



Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 07.03. 16:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 14.03. 16:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 21.03. 16:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 28.03. 16:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 04.04. 16:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 11.04. 16:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 02.05. 16:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 09.05. 16:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 16.05. 16:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 23.05. 16:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

Precise recording and meticulous documentation are the most important elements for the reconstruction of archaeological objects. They function as point of departure for analysis and historical theory. This course will provide a general introduction into the ancient methods of pottery production, analysis and documentation. The methods of archaeological recording and drawing will be practised using ancient pottery from the Land of Moab (Jordan), dating from the 9th-6th century B.C. (originating from the Wadi ath-Thamad Project). Most of the materials needed for the course will be provided by the course leader.

Assessment and permitted materials

The course work will be assessed continuously. Assessment will result from active and dedicated participation, archaeological drawing of the pottery finds from the "Wadi ath-Thamad Project" according to the given guidelines and regular attendance. Two-time absence is permitted. Further absences will lower the grade. The focus of assessment of this course lies on active participation and the appropriate application of the taught methods. The grade will be the result of these three factors.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

No prerequisits or archaeolgical skills are needed to participate in the course. They will be acquired during the course. Active participation and a command of the taught methods will become more and more important as the course progresses. The active use of smartphones during course time will not be tolerated.

Examination topics

There will be several units of general historical introduction presented by the course leader. As the course progresses, practising the methods of archaeological drawing will become the primary goal.

Reading list

C. Orton, P. Tyers, A. Vince (Eds.), Pottery in Archaeology (Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993).

P. Rice, Pottery Analysis: A Sourcebook (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1987).

B. Routledge, Moab in the Iron Age: Hegemony, Polity, Archaeology (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004).


A. Kinne, Tabellen und Tafeln zur Grabungstechnik, 7. Auflage 2013.

Association in the course directory

auslaufende Studienpläne: LV für Wahlmodul (11W), (freies) Wahlfach für 020

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