Geoarchaeology aims to study the processes of formation of sites and to identify the relationship with the paleoenvironmental variations of surrounding land.

  • Aims and content
    • LEARNING OUTCOMES

       

      The Geoarchaeology course aims to equip students with the knowledge necessary to reconstruct the formation processes that are significant to defining the history of man and his relationship with the environment, and to identify the chronological moment in which these processes occurred. 

      AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

      Solutions to such archaeological questions come from the analysis of sources of information that belong to the geosphere and that are analysed using techniques that have been changed by various Earth Science disciplines. In particular, the course will enable acquiring an in-depth knowledge of aspects intrinsic to Sedimentology, Pedology and Geomorphology. 

      SYLLABUS/CONTENT

      Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu

      Geoarchaeology: introductory elements - Sedimentology: characteristics of sediments, stratigraphy, sedimentary environments - processes of meteoric degradation - Soils: constituents, profile of soil, Pedogenesis processes and factors - Paleopedology: paleosoils and loess - Study methods: micro morphology - Geomorphology, morphogenetic environments: slopes and their modelling, alluvial environments, coasts, glaciers, Karst. 

      URL timetable
      GEOARCHAEOLOGY
      http://www.scienzeumanistiche.unige.it/didattica/orari
  • Who
  • How
    • TEACHING METHODS

      During the course, lectures will be supplemented by laboratory practical work (micromorphology and cartography) as well as a study trip to a Ligurian site. 

      ASSESSMENT METHODS

      Oral test aimed at assessing students’ capacity to link different topics, understand the main concepts and master the subject in general. 

  • Where and when
    • URL timetable
      GEOARCHAEOLOGY
      http://www.scienzeumanistiche.unige.it/didattica/orari
      Sessions
      Date Time Type Place Notes
      15 gennaio 2018 10:00 Orale Genova
      5 febbraio 2018 10:00 Orale Genova
      24 maggio 2018 10:00 Orale Genova
      20 giugno 2018 10:00 Orale Genova Locali DISTAV, C.so Europa 26, 2° piano, studio Rellini
      10 luglio 2018 10:00 Orale Genova Locali DISTAV, C.so Europa 26, 2° piano, studio Rellini
      25 luglio 2018 10:00 Orale Genova Locali DISTAV, C.so Europa 26, 2° piano, studio Rellini
      3 settembre 2018 10:00 Orale Genova Locali DISTAV, C.so Europa 26, 2° piano, studio Rellini
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