AEM_01a Seminar in Archeological Methods I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. Mgr. Jiří Macháček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Petr Hrubý, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Klára Šabatová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
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
Tue 12:00–13:40 M22
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Schopnost zvládnout číst a zpracovat odborný archeologický text v anglickém a německém jazyce (po domluvě v jiné cizí řeči).
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 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 8/25, only registered: 0/25
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The goal of this seminar is to train the students for an individual work with specialised literature from the sphere of Prehistory, Protohistory and the Early Middle Ages, mainly in a foreign language.
Learning outcomes
The outcome is an analysis of specialised texts in the form of essays or reviews for a professional journal, which create the basis for a discussion about a given topic in the seminar.
  • 1. Introduction to the seminar and assignment of specialised texts for essays and reviews.
  • 2. Introduction to writing of essays and reviews for professional journals.
  • 3. - 14. Presentation of essays and reviews in the seminar and subsequent discussion about the current topic.
  • 15. Summation of the seminar.
    recommended literature
  • Archaeological theory today. Edited by Ian Hodder. 2. ed. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2012. ix, 347. ISBN 9780745653075. info
  • WICKHAM, Chris. The inheritance of Rome : a history of Europe from 400 to 1000. London: Penguin Books, 2010. xi, 650. ISBN 9780140290141. info
  • WICKHAM, Chris. Framing the early Middle Ages : Europe and the Mediterranean 400-800. 1st pub. in pbk. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. xxviii, 99. ISBN 9780199212965. info
  • Archaeology : the key concepts. Edited by Colin Renfrew - Paul G. Bahn. 1st pub. London: Routledge, 2005. xiv, 298. ISBN 0415317584. info
  • Towards reflexive method in archaeology : the example of Çatalhöyük. Edited by Ian Hodder. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 2000. xvi, 238. ISBN 1902937023. info
  • BAHN, Paul G. Archaeology : theories, methods, and practice : with over 550 illustrations. Edited by Colin Renfrew. 2nd ed. London: Thames and Hudson, 1996. 608 s. ISBN 0500278679. info
Teaching methods
essays and reviews, discussion about topical archaeological problems
Assessment methods
Active attendance at the seminar. Elaboration of an essay or a review. Presentation of the essay or review in the seminar. Course-unit credit.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: K získání zápočtu je třeba dostatečná a aktivní účast a splnění zadaných úkolů.
The course is taught annually.

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