G9721 Petroarcheology

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Jan Petřík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jan Petřík, Ph.D.
Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Martin Ivanov, Dr.
Supplier department: Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Tue 15:00–16:50 G1,01004
Prerequisites (in Czech)
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Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 41 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Student is acquainted with principal lithic raw materials for chipped artefacts, polished artefacts (shoe-last celts, axes, battle axes), whetstones, millstones and spindle whorls.
Learning outcomes
The student will be able to pre-identify the basic material of the artefacts of the stone industry after completing this course.
  • 1. Petroarchaeology, geoarchaeology, archaeometry;
  • 2. Mining of lithic raw materials in prehistoric times;
  • 3. Survey of igneous rocks;
  • 4. Survey of sedimentary rocks;
  • 5. Survey of metamorphic rocks;
  • 6. Raw materials of chipped artefacts;
  • 7. Raw materials of polished artefacts;
  • 8. Raw materials of whetstones, millstones, spindle whorls and other artefacts;
  • Přichystal, A. 2009: Kamenné suroviny v pravěku východní části střední Evropy (Lithic raw materials in prehistoric times of eastern Central Europe). - Brno
Teaching methods
Lectures, class exercises with rock examples.
Assessment methods
Written test in which is necessary to determine 30 lithic raw materials and to answer 5 theoretical questions.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: Bude otevřen v podzimním semestru 2019/2020.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2014, autumn 2017.
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