AEB_A07a Material Culture of the Stone Age

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. et Mgr. Ludmila Kaňáková Hladíková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Supervisor
Mgr. et Mgr. Ludmila Kaňáková Hladíková, 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
Tue 12:00–13:40 T227
Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of classification of archaeological material culture; Basic knowledge of archaeological terminology and chronology
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 12 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/12, only registered: 13/12, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 13/12
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 9 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
After completion of the course, student will be able to carry out expert assessment of archaeological findings from the Central European Stone Age (from Palaeolithic to the end of Eneolithic). It includes frame dating, cultural, technological and functional determination.
Learning outcomes
After completion of the course, student working as an archaeologist in excavations or in a museum will be able to identify material from the Stone Age, properly date and culturally determine the finds assemblages and material collections, and choose the proper excavation and conservation method with regard to their specifics, so that all archaeological data are preserved for subsequent evaluation.
Syllabus
  • 1. Seminar introduction: types of material culture, raw-materials in Stone Age, methods of expert analysis;
  • 2. Introduction to expert analysis of chipped stone industry. Material culture of Lower and Middle Palaeolithic;
  • 3. Material culture of Early Upper Palaeolithic (Szeletian, Bohunician, Aurignacian) and Upper Palaeolithic (Pavlovian/Gravettian and Magdalenian). Chipped stone industry, bone and antler industry, portable art, personal ornaments;
  • 4. Material culture of Late Palaeolithic and Mesolithic. Chipped stone industry, bone and antler industry etc.;
  • 5. Organic material culture exemplified by Neolithic finds;
  • 6. Methods of expert analysis of ceramics;
  • 7. Methods of expert analysis of macrolithic industry, bone and antler industry;
  • 8. Morphological and technological features of Neolithic and Eneolithic chipped stone industry;
  • 9. Material culture of Early and Middle Neolithic - Linear Pottery Culture, Stroked Pottery Culture, pottery, technical ceramics, lithic industry, bone and antler industry, art, personal ornaments;
  • 10. Material culture of the Lengyel complex - Late Neolithic and Early Eneolithic. Pottery, technical ceramics, lithic industry, bone and antler industry, art, personal ornaments;
  • 11. Morphological and technological features of ceramics of Early and Middle Eneolithic;
  • 12. Morphological and technological features of Late Eneolithic material culture. Pottery, technical ceramics, lithic industry, bone and antler industry, copper artefacts;
Literature
    required literature
  • PODBORSKÝ, Vladimír et al. Pravěké dějiny Moravy. Brno: Muzejní a vlastivědná společnost, 1993. 543 pp. ISBN 80-85048-45-0. info
    recommended literature
  • NEUSTUPNÝ, Evžen. Archeologie pravěkých Čech – Svazek 4: Eneolit. Praha: Archeologický ústav AV ČR, Praha, v.v.i., 2008. 185 pp. ISBN 978-80-86124-77-3. info
  • VENCL, Slavomil and Jan FRIDRICH. Archeologie pravěkých Čech – Svazek 2: Paleolit a mezolit. Praha: Archeologický ústav AV ČR, Praha, v.v.i., 2007. 164 pp. ISBN 978-80-86124-76-6. info
  • PAVLŮ, Ivan and Marie ZÁPOTOCKÁ. Archeologie pravěkých Čech – Svazek 3: Neolit. Praha: Archeologický ústav AV ČR, Praha, v.v.i., 2007. 118 pp. ISBN 978-80-86124-71-1. info
  • SVOBODA, Jiří, P. HAVLÍČEK, V. LOŽEK, J. MACOUN, R. MUSIL, A. PŘICHYSTAL, H. SVOBODOVÁ and E. VLČEK. Paleolit Moravy a Slezska. 2. aktualizované vydání. (Paleolithic of Moravia and Silesia. 2nd revised edition.). ČR: Archeologický ústav AV ČR Brno, 2002. Dolnověstonické studie 8. ISBN 80-86023-40-0. info
  • Bylany. Edited by Ivan Pavlů. Praha: Archeologický ústav AV ČR, 1998. ii, 167. ISBN 8086124088. info
    not specified
  • bude prezentována v lekcích/will presented in lessons
Teaching methods
explication of expert analysis methods; classification of Stone Age material culture; accent on presentation of original findings, 3D a 2D visualisations; practice
Assessment methods
Completion Requirements for the course-unit credit: - Practical knowledge of archaeological material according to cultures - Basic orientation in the studied issues
Language of instruction
Czech
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on completion of the course: znalecký test
The course is taught annually.

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