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060063 SE Archaeological Methodologies for Human-Ecodynamics (2021S)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

10.03, 17.03, 24.03 (Office - topic due), 14.04 (Workshop 1 - abstract/bibliography due), 05.05;
19.05, 26.05, 02.06, 09.06, 16.06, 23.06 (Presentations), 30.06 (Workshop 2)

The course is planned as an attendance course. In the event of Covid19-based distance regulations that would restrict the capacity of SE13 below the number of inscribed students, the course will be offered as a hybrid course. In the event of another lock-down, the course will be switched to purely digital teaching.

Wednesday 10.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG
Wednesday 17.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG
Wednesday 24.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG
Wednesday 14.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG
Wednesday 05.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG
Wednesday 19.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG
Wednesday 26.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG
Wednesday 02.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG
Wednesday 09.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG
Wednesday 16.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG
Wednesday 23.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG
Wednesday 30.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Summary
In this seminar, students will explore the uses of scientific methods to acquire data on human-environmental interactions from past landscapes. Basic concepts and methods in human ecodynamics and co-adaptation will be introduced and discussed. Methods in geoarchaeology and environmental archaeology will be briefly reviewed prior knowledge of geoarchaeological concepts and methods is strongly recommended. Students will research topics such as site formation and disturbance, cultural resilience, agricultural sustainability, pollution, and traces of human impact, among others.

Students will learn to critically read, summarize, present, and write up a chosen major case study. During this process, students will learn the skills necessary for producing and presenting scientific research, including lecture presentation style.

Students will be expected to:
- Select an individual topic of research from criteria provided by the instructors
- Perform independent research on the selected topic
- Produce an Abstract and reference list of their research topic by Workshop 1 (April)
- Give a presentation on the selected topic
- Give and receive feedback on their research abstract and presentation from peers and instructors
- Write a final paper on the selected topic of research, due by 23rd of June.

Methods
Lecture, readings, group discussions, written summaries, written paper

Assessment and permitted materials

Seminar will be entirely in English

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participation and Completion of Assignments: 40%
Individual Presentation (20 minutes): 20%
Individual Written Assignment (ca. 5000 words, 10 pages): 40%

Examination topics

Reading list

Required readings for the course will come from journal articles and book chapters. In addition, you might find the following books useful:
- French, C. 2015. A Handbook of Geoarchaeological Approaches to Settlement Sites and Landscapes Oxford, Oxbow Books.
- Goldberg, P. & Macphail, R. I. 2006. Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology, Oxford, Blackwell.
- Schiffer, M. B. 1987. Formation Processes of the Archaeological Record, Albuquerque, University of New Mexico.

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