ARCHKRA006 Proseminar in archaeology

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Andrea Hořínková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. Vratislav Janák, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Vratislav Janák, CSc.
Institute of Archaeology - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
A written test. Prepare and present a paper. Attendance 75%.
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
Course objectives
In the seminar, the knowledge acquired in the subject Introduction to the Study of Archeology is practiced and expanded through the lectures of the students and the debate on them.
Learning outcomes
The papers will touch on the following topics and areas of topics: viz. warp
  • 1. Archeology as a historical science and its social mission. 2. Cooperation of archeology with other scientific fields. 3. Archaeological sources and their categories. 4. Archaeological classification system. 5. Chronology and periodization. 6. Typology and stratigraphy. 7. Radiocarbon method and dendrochronology. 8. Geomorphology and petroarchaeology. 9. Archaeogenetics, osteology and paleobotany. 10. Ethnological parallel 11. Development of the natural environment and methods of its recognition. 12. History of archeology in the Czech lands. 13. Field reconnaissance and its methods.
    required literature
  • Kuna, M. (ed.): Pravěký svět a jeho poznání, Archeologie pravěkých Čech, 1, Praha 2007.
  • Bouzek, J. (ed.): Dějiny archeologie I, II, Praha 1983, 1984.
  • Podborský, V.: Úvod do studia archeologie. Brno 2014.
    recommended literature
  • Böhm, J.: Studie o periodizaci pravěkých dějin. Památky archeologické 44, 1953, 1-32.
  • Angeli, W: Archaeologisches Erkennen. Mitteilungen der Antropologischen Gesellschaft in Wien 127, 1997, 21-31.
  • Bouzek, J: Klimatické změny ve středoevropském pravěku. Archeologické rozhledy 57, 2005, 493-528.
  • Beneš, J. – Pokorný, P. (eds.): Bioarcheologie v České republice. Praha 2008.
  • Bína, J – Demek, J.: Z nížin do hor. Geomorfologické jednotky České republiky. Praha 2012.
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A written test. Prepare and present a paper. Attendance 75%.
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2023.
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