Universität Wien FIND

090103 KU Digital Landscape and Settlement Archaeology in Ancient Rome (2018W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Regardless of the status of your registration, please visit the first class in any case if you want to be registered for attendance.
Basic IT knowledge is required. It is also recommended to use your own notebook. Windows or unix-like systems such as macOS or Linux can be used. Mobile operating systems such as iOS or Android may not be used because they hardly support the used software applications.

Wednesday 03.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 10.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 17.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 24.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 31.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 07.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 14.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 21.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 28.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 05.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 12.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 09.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 16.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 23.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 30.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

aims

After successfully completing the course, the students have an overview and basic knowledge of various issues in the study field of settlement and landscape archeology and related (digitally executed) methods and associated (open source) software applications.

content

In the broadest sense, both settlement and landscape archaeology deal with different issues in the mutual relationships of humans, space and time. Related to this topic, in recent years the importance of digital methods in general and the acquisition, processing, and analysis of digital data in particular have been of highest interst in various archaeological studies. For example in the field of data acquisition on the one hand, this may be the generation of up-to-the-minute aerial photographs by means of UAS ("drones") or the satellite-supported measurement of archaeological features. On the other hand, data processing and analysis, often practiced using geographic information systems (GIS), are of great importance. The course deals with different aspects of these topics and tries to give an overview of the many facets of settlement and landscape archeology with special consideration of the digital components in a theoretical and practical discourse with the students. For this purpose, both the theoretical foundations as well as methods and tools for the implementation of settlement and landscape archaeological research in practice are considered, although the main focus is placed on the practical aspects, for example by dealing with different archaeological survey methods or by working with QGIS as a free open source GIS. Examples of the course are used in particular from the various fieldwork activities of the project cluster "Roman Rural Landscapes".

method

In addition to presentations by the lecturer, independent exercises/(partially guided) group exercises are as well as homework (written exercises) are performed by the students regularly.

Assessment and permitted materials

The performance control is carried out by the assessment of

// the joint exercises under the guidance of the coordinator in the course,

// homework (written exposés on topic-related scientific articles and the independent implementation of software tutorials including the preparation of protocols) as well as

// the practical individual and group exercises on specific topics (this includes activities on Moodle as well).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In addition to regular and active attendance, the partial achievements from the joint exercises (40%), the home exercises (40%) and the practical individual and group exercises (20%) are taken into account. It is permitted for three (two-hour) units to be absent, if this is announced in good time in advance to the coordinator under the indication of valid reasons. In addition to the presence mentioned above, at least the joint practical exercises or homework as well as correspondingly one of the other partial services must be positively completed for a positive assessment of the course.

Examination topics

The course is continuously assessed.

Reading list

- M. Doneus, Die hinterlassene Landschaft. Prospektion und Interpretation in der Landschaftsarchäologie, Mitteilungen der Prähistorischen Kommission 78 (Wien 2013), http://hw.oeaw.ac.at/7197-3 (2018-07-09)
- M. Forte – S. Campana (Hrsg.), Digital Methods and Remote Sensing in Archaeology. Archaeology in the Age of Sensing (Cham 2016), http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40658-9 (2018-07-09)
- J. Huggett, A Manifesto for an Introspective Digital Archaeology, Open Archaeology 1/1, 2015, 86-95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/opar-2015-0002 (2018-07-09)
- G. Lock – J. Pouncett, Spatial Thinking in Archaeology. Is GIS the Answer? Journal of Archaeological Science 84, 2017, 129–135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2017.06.002 (2018-07-11)
- P. Verhagen, Spatial Analysis in Archaeology: Moving into New Territories, in: C. Siart – M. Forbriger – O. Bubenzer (Hrsg.), Digital Geoarchaeology. New Techniques for Interdisciplinary Human-Environmental Research (Cham 2018), 11–25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25316-9_2 (2018-07-09)

Further literature will be announced in course of the KU on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Anrechenbar für: Grabung/Denkmalpflege/...
im BA: PM Grabung/Denkmalpflege, kl. Vertiefung;
im MA: APM LG, APM EX;

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