FF:AEA_26 Documentation Techniques - Course Information
AEA_26 Documentation TechniquesFaculty of Arts
- Extent and Intensity
- 1/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
- Mgr. Soňa Plchová (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. Mgr. Jiří Macháček, Ph.D.
Department of Archaeology and Museology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Šibíčková
Supplier department: Department of Archaeology and Museology - Faculty of Arts
- Timetable of Seminar Groups
- AEA_26/01: Thu 8:20–10:45 T227, S. Plchová
AEA_26/02: Fri 10:50–13:15 T227, S. Plchová
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 9/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- Course objectives
- Course abstract (in English):
The course „Documentation Techniques“ explains general principles and standards of drawing documentation of archaeological finds (artefacts) for archaeological reports and publications.
Students can find many study materials and additional information in supportive e-learning course.
In practical teaching, the emphasis is primarily on technical mastery of drawing documentation. Students practise drawing artefacts made of different materials (especially ceramic, stone, metal objects, eventually glass and organic materials).
At the end of this course, students should be able to draw a documentary illustration of an archaeological artefact and make a final table of drawings, correctly prepared to publication.
- Course syllabus (in English):
- 1. Informations about the course (Completion requirements, needed drawing materials). General principles and standards of archaeological finds illustration. Picture presentation (PowerPoint). Important terms: views, sections, measure scale.
- 2. Illustrations of whole ceramic vessels I: simple cylindrical shapes symmetric about a vertical axis
- 3. Illustrations of ceramic vessels: rim and base sherds.
- 4. Illustrations of ceramic vessels and sherds – various types of decoration
- 5. Illustrations of of ceramic vessels or fargments with handles.
- 6. Reconstructions of ceramic vessels – a) reconstruction of the shape, b) reconstruction of the decoration
- 7. Illustrations of whole ceramic vessels II - deformed shapes (asymmetric), more complicated shapes or decoration. Drawing of large artefacts – reduced measure.
- 8. Illustrations of stone artefacts: polished axe How make a final table of drawings, prepared to publication. (Cuting and mounting drawings or using scanner and PC – graphic programs).
- 9. Illustrations of metal artefacts: iron
- 10. Illustrations of metal artefacts: bronze and precious metals
- 11. Illustrations of flint stone artefacts (Mgr. et Mgr. Ludmila Kaňáková Hladíková Ph.D.).
- 12. Brief introduction to ways of documenting the artefacts of other materials (organic materials - bone, wood).
- Spindle whorls and clay figurines. 13. Brief introduction to ways of documenting the glass artefacts
- 14. Completion of the course – delivering a final table of drawings. Credits.
- required literature
- e-skripta PLCHOVÁ, S.: Kresebná dokumentace archeologických artefaktů: Pravidla a zásady. Metody a postupy - dostupno v kurzu e-learningové podpory k předmětu AEA_26 Dokumentační techniky (2015) https://elf.phil.muni.cz/elf2/course/view.php?id=2476
- recommended literature
- GAWRYSIAK-LESZCYŃSKA, Wiesława. Jak rysować zabytki archeologiczne : podstawowe zasady dokumentacji. Edited by Danuta Jaskanis. Gąsava: Biskupin, 2003. 195 s. ISBN 839154902X. info
- GRIFFITHS, N. – JENNER, A. – WILSON, Ch.: Drawing Archaeological Finds. A Handbook. Salisbury 1990.
- ADKINS, L. – ADKINS, R. A.: Archaeological Illustration. Cambridge 1989 (2009)
- NERUDOVÁ, Z.: Způsoby dokumentace štípané industrie, SPFFBU M 8-9 (2003-2004), s. 53-64.
- Teaching methods
- Work with archeological material, practical excercises - general principles and standards of drawing documentation of archaeological finds (artefacts)
Students can find many study materials and additional information in this supportive e-learning course. There are also detailed photo- and video manuals (tutorials) of procedures and methods of drawing documentation for different types of archaeological artefacts.
- Assessment methods
Type of teaching and completion. Completion requirements.
Class exercises, credit.
Completion requirements –
be engaged in lessons
create a final table of drawings
(Ceramic artefacts - at least 4 drawings: a sherd, decorations and handles, a reconstruction, a whole vessel, a large vessel – reduced size; stone artefacts – at least 1 drawing: polished axe; metal artefacts – at least 3 drawings: iron and bronze artefacts)
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: Informace ke způsobu ukončení viz sylabus.
The course is taught annually.
- Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
- Teacher's information