AES_704 Advanced documentation drawings

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020

The course is not taught in Spring 2020

Extent and Intensity
1/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Soňa Plchová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Soňa Plchová
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)
AEA_26 Documentation Techniques || AEB_A11 Documentation Techniques
Předpokladem je předchozí absolvování kurzu AEB_A11 Documentation Techniques.
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 10 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/10, only registered: 0/10
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 23 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course is intended for students who have already successfully passed the subject AEB_A11 Documentation techniques (or earlier AEA_26 Documentation techniques) and who want to improve their skills in drawing documentation of archaeological artefacts from various materials (ceramics, iron, bronze and other metals, stone, glass, organic materials).
The course offers the possibility of individual work according to interests of individual participants.
At the end of the course, each student will create a plate with his/her drawings in a form suitable for publishing.
Learning outcomes
After completion of the course, students should be able to:
- create by oneself documentary drawings of complicated and less usual types of artefacts, including possible drawing reconstruction - document very small and very large artefacts using the reduced or magnified drawing
- digitise and edit drawings and create a plate with drawings in a form and quality suitable for publishing
- carry out more complicated editing to prepare a plate with drawings for publication, e.g. stylistic unification of drawings when the pictures used are borrowed from various sources (editing, re-drawing of images in a unified style)
  • The course offers the possibility of individual work according to interests of individual participants. Students will have the opportunity to document artefacts from the collection of Department of Archaeology and Museology or the Section of Classical Archaeology. They also can use their own archaeological material. The focus of individual students must be approved by the teacher at the beginning of the semester. It is possible to consult the documentary drawings of archaeological material for bachelor’s and master’s theses.
  • Suggested thematic areas:
  • Documentation of complicated vessel forms, possibility of idealised reconstruction of a complicated form according to preserved analogies
  • Asymmetrical (deformed) vessels, very large vessels
  • Spouted vessels, lids, lamps, crucibles
  • Tiles and tile fragments - documentation standards, possibilities of reconstruction of surface relief décor
  • Documentation of complicated shapes - e.g. components of horse’s and rider’s equipment, locks and keys
  • Small artefacts - jewellery, coins - possibilities of documentation in magnified scale
  • Glass, stone, bone and antler, wood…according to individual interests of students
  • 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)
  • 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.
Teaching methods
Work with archaeological material (from departmental collections, or own or borrowed material according to individual needs of students), teaching with demonstrative examples and individual independent work on documentary drawings of selected artefacts according to interests of individual participants.
E-learning support for students providing materials for study and references to literature.
Assessment methods
Seminar, credit.
Requirements for the course-unit credit - active participation in seminar work, submission of the final plate with drawings in adequate quality
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is taught: every week.

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