ARCHKRA017 Povinná praxe I

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Andrea Hořínková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Peter Kováčik, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Petr Vojtal (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Peter Kováčik, Ph.D.
Institute of Archaeology - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Basic orientation in field theory and practice
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 subject "Compulsory practice I" opens a three-part cycle of subjects, by completing which students should become more familiar with the professional field of field archeology as a whole. The basic moments in the field professional sphere are: 1. archaeological supervision over excavation works (preventive, ongoing) and its documentation (written, drawing, photographic) – 2. archaeological field survey (pedestrian, instrumented, remote) with additional sounding and its documentation - 3. archaeological research – excavation (preparation, sounding research, surface excavation) and its documentation, treatment of finds and samples - provisional conservation and storage, final preparation of find reports - 4. Collection treatment of finds (collection conservation, storage (deposition) of finds in collections and their records). Each listener should be within the practice as a cycle to become familiar with the form and realization of these basic phenomena.
Learning outcomes
The subject "compulsory practice I" as an introduction should primarily provide the audience with an overview of the professional field of field archeology as a whole, i.e. in all four points mentioned above. If possible, he should focus especially on the issue of supervision and field survey. The place and time of practice will be determined for individual students by the head of the Institute of Archeology at the proposal of the subject guarantor. If possible, the listener's own preferences (e.g. place of residence) should also be taken into account. About the progress practice, the student will keep a diary, the mentor and supervisor will prepare a short description of his participation in the practice. To this documents will be taken into account during the final interview with the student under the guidance of the subject guarantor with the participation of others persons (usually the participation of a mentor and a supervisor is assumed). The decision to grant or not to grant credit belongs to the guarantor subject.
  • 1. archaeological supervision 2. archaeological field survey 3. archaeological research 4. Collection treatment of finds
    required literature
  • Kováčik, P. – Juchelka, J. – Hořínková, A.: Terénní teorie a praxe III. Archeologický výzkum: archeologická dokumentace a zpracování. Opava, 2014.
  • Gojda, M.: Archeologie krajiny – vývoj archetypů kulturní krajiny. Praha 2000.
  • Kováčik, P. – Juchelka, J. – Rataj, P.: Terénní teorie a praxe II. Archeologický výzkum: prospekce a odkryv. Opava 2014.
    recommended literature
  • Barker, P.: Techniques in archaeological excavation (2. edition). New York 1982.
  • Beneš, J.: Muzejní presentace, Praha 1981.
  • Balme, J. – Paterson, A. (eds.): Archaeology in Practice. A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses. Malden – Oxford – Victoria 2006.
    not specified
  • Organizační řád, příp. další relevantní předpisy a pokyny instituce podle dobrého zdání mentora
  • Předpisy týkající se bezpečnosti práce, požární a hygienické předpisy
Teaching methods
Compulsory internship in institutions
Assessment methods
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 160 hod/20 dní.
Teacher's information
After completing the compulsory internship, the credit will be realized in the form of an oral interview taking into account the student's internship diary and the written statement of the mentor and supervisor
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2024.
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