Course Code: IG 3107 • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Geodetic engineering • Field of study: Earth and cadastral measurements
Type of course: Elective (1 of 2)
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: George Emanuel Voicu
Seminar tutor: George Emanuel Voicu
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

• Knowledge of the subject, the scientific areas related to methods and techniques, classical and modern research in archeology.
• Familiarize students with the terrain prospecting methods and techniques in archaeological sites.
- developing interest in archeology.

Course Entry Requirements:

Introduction to archaeology; Auxiliary sciences of archeology.

Course contents:

• Archaeological topography - interdisciplinary science. • Highlights protohistory. • Archaeological culture. • Traditional research methods and techniques in archeology. • Modern methods and techniques of dating in archeology. • Archaeological project management. The systematic and preventive research. • Organizing archaeological sites. Management of archaeological excavation. • Cabinet investigations in the approaches to the archaeological objectives. • The field investigations in the approaches to the archaeological objectives. • Management of topographic works in a ante excavation step. • Topographic work management during excavation and / or post excavations. Impressive archaeological data collection. • Evidence of the archaeological data from archaeological sites. Developing plans and thematic research reports. • Synthesis features of morphology surrounding area. Extrasitu analysis through GIS. • Spatial distribution analysis of the elements of archaeological interest. Intrasitu analysis through GIS.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

• understanding the successive stages and steps taken to an archaeological site; • familiarity with the ways of completing the documentation site • development of interest in archaeological topography.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper – interpretative essay – 60%; continuous assessment – 40%.

Recommended reading:

Al. Morintz, Chr. Schuster, Aplicaţii ale topografiei şi cartografiei în cercetarea arheologică, -, Târgovişte, 2004, -.
F. Stănescu, Aplicaţiile calculatoarelor electronice in arheologie, Editura Ulise, Alba-Iulia, 2003, -.
T. Borşan, G.E. Voicu, Sisteme Informaţionale Geografice – aplicaţii, Seria Didactica, Alba Iulia, 2008, -.
Rachel S. Opitz (Editor), David C. Cowley (Editor), Interpreting Archaeological Topography: 3D Data, Visualisation and Observation, Oxbow Books, Barnsley, 2013, 288.
Fratianni, Gerardo, Journal of ancient topography. Rivista di topografia antica. Suppl. VI.Terventum. Carta archeologica della media valle del Trigno, Congedo Editore, Galatina, Italy, -, -.