Universität Wien FIND

300109 UE Excavation - Digital Methods and Applications on Excavations (2017W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 15 participants
Language: Deutsch

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.

Tuesday 03.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG (Kickoff Class)
Tuesday 10.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 17.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 31.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 07.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 14.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 21.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 28.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 05.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 12.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 09.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 16.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 23.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 30.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

goals

After successfully completing the course, the students have an overview and the basic knowledge about various current digital methods used during excavations and the corresponding software applications and their specifications.

content

The importance of digital methods on excavations has multiplied exponentially over the last few years, which is why they are now widely used as a standard on a variety of research and rescue excavations. In this case, the focus is not only on single aspects, such as computer-aided design, but also on content such as geodata processing and management, image-based 3D modeling and data archiving. Therefore, the course deals with various digital methods and tries to provide an overview of the many possibilities of digital methods on archaeological excavations. Furthermore, all content is presented in a theoretical and practical discourse with the students: the theoretical basics as well as topics like proprietary and open source software applications for the visualization and management of archaeological stratigraphies, computer-aided design, 2D / 3D photogrammetry, geo-information systems, and data management are taken into consideration. Concerning the hardware, current (satellite-based) 3D surveying instruments and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, "drones") are also being dealt with.

methods

In addition to lectures by the coordinator, guided practical exercises, homework (summaries on scientific articles, software tutorials) and brief oral presentations of the acquired skills in class are performed by the students individually as well as in small groups regularly.

Assessment and permitted materials

The performance control is carried out by the assessment of

// written as well as oral (individual and group) exercises under guidance of the coordinator during the course,

// homework (written exposés on topic - related scientific articles and the independent performance of software tutorials),

// oral short presentations of the homework.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In addition to regular and active attendance, the partial achievements from the oral and written (individual and group) exercises (25%), the homework (50%), and the oral presentations (25%) 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 homework as well as one of the other partial performances must be positively completed for a positive assessment of the course.

Examination topics

The course is continuously assessed.

Reading list

G. Beale – P. Reilly, After Virtual Archaeology. Rethinking Archaeological Approaches to the Adoption of Digital Technology, Internet Archaeology 44, 2017 http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/ia.44.1 (17.07.2017)

A. Costopoulos, Digital Archeology Is Here (and Has Been for a While), Frontiers in Digital Humanities 3, 2016 https://doi.org/10.3389/fdigh.2016.00004 (17.07.2017)

C. H. Roosevelt – P. Cobb – E. Moss – B. R. Olson – S. Ünlüsoy, Excavation is [Destruction] Digitization. Advances in Archaeological Practice, Journal of Field Archaeology 40/3, 2015, 325–346 http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/2042458215Y.0000000004 (17.07.2017)

Further literature will be made available on Moodle during the course.

Association in the course directory

MAN 3, MAN W5

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