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.
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.
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.
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).
Methods of drawing:
A. Kinne, Tabellen und Tafeln zur Grabungstechnik, 7. Auflage 2013.