ARCHKRA011 Archaeological conservation and management of archaeological research

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Peter Kováčik, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Peter Kováčik, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Peter Kováčik, Ph.D.
Institute of Archaeology - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Wed 13:05–14:40 M5
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
ARCHKRA011/A: Wed 12:15–13:00 M6, P. Kováčik
Written test, oral examination if necessary
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
The reason for the protection of archaeological monuments is primarily their unrepeatability and irreplaceability as documents of the past, but also as a basic information source for archeology as a scientific field. The task of the course is therefore familiarization listeners with the basic topics of the complicated area of ​​archaeological preservation, or management archaeological heritage. The goal is for graduates to be able to orient themselves in the basic features of social, legislative and methodical approach to archaeological heritage in the world, in the corresponding national and European legislation, as well as in the organization of archaeological preservation in the Czech Republic. Course graduates will be in compliance with applicable legislation familiar with the basic phases of the preparation organization (creating research, choosing the optimal procedure, preparing the budget, drawing up an agreement to carry out archaeological research, setting up a work team) and organizing the actual implementation rescue archaeological research (organization of own excavation work, management of field documentation, administration of research, laboratory treatment and record of findings, processing of field documentation, evaluation of research and drafting the findings report) as well as the basic principles for working within this process, including instructional demonstrations on real and model practical examples within the seminar.
Learning outcomes
Orientation in the basic features of the social and methodological approach to archaeological heritage.
  • 1. Introduction and terminology (research and rescue research, management of archaeological heritage). 2. Archaeological monument care abroad. 3. Development of archaeological monument care in the Czech lands. 4. The Malta Convention and the Czech legislation on archaeological monument care. 5. Archaeological institutions in the Czech Republic 6. Management in salvage archaeology. 7. Sources of information in the preparation of rescue archaeological research. 8. Negotiations with the builder and other affected entities. 9. Rescue Archaeological Research Project, research team. 10. Preparation of the rescue archaeological research budget. 11. Agreement on carrying out rescue archaeological research. 12. Control mechanisms, work safety and related regulations. 13. Archeology and the interests of contemporary society.
    required literature
  • Bureš, M.: Cesta tam a zase zpátky. Péče o archeologické kulturní dědictví mezi liberalismem a etatismem. Zprávy památkové péče 66, 2, 2006, 91-99.
  • Kováčik, P. Terénní teorie a praxe I. Archeologická památková péče. Management archeologického výzkumu. Opava 2014.
  • Nejedlý, V.: Obrysy přístupů k památkové péči na Moravě do poloviny 20. století. In: kol: Památková péče na Moravě, 9- 110, Brno 2002.
    recommended literature
  • Čižmář, M.: Detektor ano, nebo ne? Archeologie a detektory kovů. Archeologické rozhledy 58, 2006, 284-290.
  • Dragoun, Z.: Památkový zákon a případ židovského hřbitova v Praze 1 – Vladislavově ulici. Archeologické rozhledy 52, 2000, 447-452.
Teaching methods
Lecture, seminar
Assessment methods
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2022.
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