Course Code: IG 3107 • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2022-2023
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 , - , -