AEB_A08 Computing technology in archaeology

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Petr Dresler, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. Mgr. Jiří Macháček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Petr Dresler, Ph.D.
Department of Archaeology and Museology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Šibíčková
Supplier department: Department of Archaeology and Museology - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites (in Czech)
AEB_A01 Introduction to Archaeology && AEB_A03 Methodology of archaeological prospection and excavation: workshop II - the excavation && ! NOWANY ( PAPVA_40 Computer Technology IA )
Předpoklady k zápisu:
- aktivní účast
- splnění semestrálního domácího úkolu
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 14 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/14, only registered: 0/14
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Course description: Practice with the operating system Windows and with the word processing programme Word. Introduction to working with archaeological databases (the programmes Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel).
Learning outcomes
After completion of the course, student will be able to:
- create and administer a database
- perform basic statistical analyses
Syllabus
  • 1. Introduction to computer aid in archaeology. 2. Theoretical bases of computer aid in archaeology. 3. Computer aid and archaeological method. 4. Archaeological analysis. Definitions of entities and qualities. 5. Archaeological descriptive systems. 6. Work with a database. Definition of database systems. Information on main database programmes. 7. Starting and closing of the Microsoft Access programme. Creation and opening of a database. 8. Database design. Database design process. Determination of required fields purposes. 9. Data types. Creation of database tables. 10. Adding of records. Modification of records. Copying, transfer or removal of data. 11. Searching and sequencing of data. Filtering of records in a simple database. 12. Creation of simple database forms. 13. More complex database forms. Form controls – list, field with a list. 14. Practice with the studied issues. 15. Summation and test.
Literature
  • Fletcher, M. - Lock, G. 2005: Digging Numbers: Elementary statistics for archaeologists. Oxford.
  • Počítačová podpora v archeologii. Edited by Jiří Macháček. Plzeň: Katedra archeologie, Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, 2008. 281 s. ISBN 9788086124889. info
  • Počítačová podpora v archeologii. Edited by Jiří Macháček. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1997. 258 s. ISBN 8021015624. info
Teaching methods
active work in the seminar, group projects, homework
Assessment methods
Requirements for the course-unit credit: - Active participation in the seminar - Working with Word 6.0 text editor; printing of a text; working with diskettes; usage of graphics.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on completion of the course: Pro získání zápočtu je třeba aktivní účast na semináři a prokázání základních znalostí o odpřednášených metodách.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2020, recent)
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