Universität Wien FIND

060086 EX Excursion to Western Sicily (8 days) (2018S)

Continuous assessment of course work


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

09 April 2018 0900-1000, SR13

09.04. (Vorb.); TBD (ca 30.05-06.06) 2018 (Excursion)

Monday 09.04. 09:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The verrigated landscape of Western Sicily has been a focal point for human habitation, movement and interaction for thousands of years. In this time, the environment has undergone significant environmental and often anthropogenically driven change.

During this excursion, students will have a chance to visit some of the key inland and coastal sites in western Sicily, from the Paeleolithic to Modern Historic periods, with a focus on the changing landscape of western Sicily between the Later Bronze Age and beginning of the Roman period.

Students will have an oppertunity to:
Visit key sites and landscapes in the region.
Discuss the archaeological and environmental context at each location.
Gain a greater understanding of the development of archaeological and environmental landscapes of western Sicily at different points in time.

Students will be expected to:
Select an archaeological site from the itinerary.
Develop and present a synopsis of the area on site.
Recieve feedback from fellow classmates and instructors and lead a discussion about the site.

This course is intended to build upon topics discussed in: 060080 SE The Archaeology of Western Sicily (2017W). Successful completion of that course is a prerequisite for participation in the excursion.

Topics will be assigned at the initial lecture.

Methods: Visits to archaeological sites and landscapes in the region, with presentations and discussions on site.

Assessment and permitted materials

Evaluation of presentations, groupwork.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Successful completion of the course 060080 SE The Archaeology of Western Sicily (2017W) is a prerequisite for participation in the excursion

Examination topics

On-site presentation
Active role in discussion

Reading list

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 29.10.2018 12:47