AEA_26 Documentation Techniques

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2007
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Soňa Plchová (seminar tutor)
Danuše Švalbachová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Zdeněk Měřínský, CSc.
Department of Archaeology and Museology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Dobešová
Timetable of Seminar Groups
AEA_26/A: Thu 8:20–9:55 C42
AEA_26/B: Thu 10:00–11:35 C42
Prerequisites (in Czech)
AEA_01 Introduction to Archaeology
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 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Course abstract (in English): The course explains general principles and standards of archaeological finds illustration. Students practise drawing artefacts made of different materials (especially ceramic, stone, metal objects). 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., 2. 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.
  • 3. Illustrations of ceramic vessels: rim and base sherds.
  • 4. Illustrations of ceramic vessels: body sherds, decorations and handles.
  • 5., 6. Reconstructions of ceramic vessels
  • 7. Illustrations of whole ceramic vessels, drawing of large artefacts – reduced measure.
  • 8. Illustrations of stone artefacts: polished axe
  • 9., 10. Illustrations of metal artefacts: iron objects.
  • 11., 12. Illustrations of metal artefacts: bronze objects
  • 13. How make a final table of drawings, prepared to publication. (Cuting and mounting drawings or using scanner and PC – graphic programs).
  • 14. Completion of the course – delivering a final table of drawings. Credits.
  • GAWRYSIAK-LESZCYŃSKA, Wiesława. Jak rysować zabytki archeologiczne : podstawowe zasady dokumentacji. Edited by Danuta Jaskanis. Gąsava: Biskupin, 2003. 195 s. ISBN 839154902X. info
Assessment methods
Type of teaching and completion. Completion requirements. (in English):
Class exercises, credit.
Completion requirements –
be engaged in lessons
give 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)
Information on completion of the course: Informace ke způsobu ukončení viz sylabus.
The course is taught each semester.
General note: Dvě seminární skupiny po max. 20 studentech.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, Autumn 2001, Spring 2003, Autumn 2003, Spring 2004, Autumn 2004, Spring 2005, Autumn 2005, Spring 2006, Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2007, recent)
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