MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY

MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY

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Code
65083
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
9 credits during the 3nd year of 8453 Conservation of Cultural Heritage (L-1) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-ANT/08
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Conservation of Cultural Heritage)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to equip students with a basic preparation in medieval archaeology and methods of working in the field. Students are guided through all the operational phases beginning with the historical issues tied to the study of a certain area, initial analysis, excavation site, and post excavation. Numerous research themes of the discipline are presented along with a picture of medieval civilisation with material evidence

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The “Medieval archaeology” course illustrates the various phases of archaeological research, from initial surveys, to stratigraphical excavation, to post excavation elaboration of archaeological data and it gives a picture of medieval society with particular reference to settlements, monumental evidence and artefacts. 

Teaching methods

Lectures with extensive use of audiovisual material. Possible visits to archaeological complexes. Practical excavation work.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

General knowledge of Medieval archaeology. Stratigraphical excavation. Prospecting and archaeometric analysis. Settlements and road systems. Monumental evidence, structural characteristics and building techniques. Places of worship and burial. Archaeology of production and artefacts

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

CARLO VARALDO (President)

FABRIZIO BENENTE

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures with extensive use of audiovisual material. Possible visits to archaeological complexes. Practical excavation work.

EXAMS

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/09/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale