ARCHSTN018 Compulsory practice II

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 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 II" is the middle part of a three-part series of practice subjects and follows on from the subject "Compulsory practice I". Given that it should normally take place in the winter semester, attention should also be paid to the weather primarily to those activities of the cycle of professional field archeology that do not take place directly in the open air such as conservation of finds and preparation of samples for expertise, collection conservation, storage of finds and creation of depositories, collection records, but also records of archaeological monuments and research (State Archaeological List, Archaeological Map of the Czech Republic and their fulfillment, archives of discovery reports). It would be optimal if it could take place on the basis of field results activities in which students participated in the subject "Compulsory practice I". A smaller part could then also take place directly on rescue research; at present, some are also implemented in the winter period, which the climatic conditions bring certain specifics. The place and time of practice will be determined for individual students by the head of the Institute of Archeology at the guarantor's proposal subject. If possible, the preferences of the listener should also be taken into account. About the course of practice the student will keep a diary, the mentor and supervisor will write a short description of his participation in the practice. To these documents will be taken into account during the final interview with the student under the guidance of the subject guarantor with the participation of other persons (usually mentor and supervisor participation is assumed). The decision to grant or not to grant credit rests with the subject guarantor.
Learning outcomes
Students should primarily participate in large-scale rescue research, with participation in the preparation of the research (its focus, selection and application of appropriate excavation methods). They should also participate in the actual excavation works and their documentation (photographic, drawing and written), as well as in other activities connected with them (filling in stratigraphic matrices, provisional treatment and storage of finds and samples taken, their research records) up to the creation of the Finds news.
  • 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
  • Předpisy týkající se bezpečnosti práce, požární a hygienické předpisy
  • Beneš, J.: Základy muzeologie, Opava 1997.
  • Beneš, J.: Muzejní presentace, Praha 1981.
  • Balme, J. – Paterson, A. (eds.): Archaeology in Practice. A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses. Malden – Oxford – Victoria 2006.
  • David, A.: Finding Sites. In: Balme, J. – Paterson, A. (eds.): Archaeology in Practise. A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses. 2006, 1-38.
  • Barker, P.: Techniques in archaeological excavation (2. edition). New York 1982.
    not specified
  • Organizační řád, příp. další relevantní předpisy a pokyny instituce podle dobrého zdání mentora
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 mandatory 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 Winter 2022.
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