ARCHKRA035 Archaeological mapping

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Tomáš Petr (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Tomáš Petr
Institute of Archaeology – Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
For undergraduate students
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 content of the course is to deepen the students' theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of spatial analysis and their application in archaeology. Spatial analyzes will be carried out in the environment of geographic information systems (GIS), specifically in QGIS program. Students will learn the basic work procedures for performing spatial analyzes and methods of presentation results in the form of a map.
  • 1. Introduction to GIS issues, explanation of basic terms. 2. Familiarization with the working environment of the Quantum GIS program, setting project and coordinate parameters system. 3. Cartographic representations. 4. Principles of creating a geographic database. 5. Web map service service in Quantum GIS - familiarization and work with data available online, connection and follow-up work with the data of the Czech Land Surveying and Cadastral Office. 6. Digitization and editing. Georeferencing image data. 7. Raster data. 8. Vector data. 9. Analyzes of raster data. 10. Analyzes of vector data. 11. Working with geotagged photos. 12. Creation of map output. 13. Presentation of student projects and colloquium.
    required literature
  • Miklín, J. – Dušek, R. – Krtička, L. – Kaláb, O.: Tvorba map. Ostrava 2018.
  • Voženílek, V.: Geografické informační systémy: Pojetí, historie, základní komponenty I. Olomouc, 1998.
  • Kuna, M.: Práce s prostorovými daty. In: Kuna, M. (ed.): Nedestruktivní archeologie. Teorie, metody a cíle. Praha 2004, 379-444.
    recommended literature
  • Janák, V. – Papáková, K. – Kováčik, P. – Hořínková, A. – Rataj, P.: Mapová predikce neolitického osídlení v Oderské bráně, In: Hořínková, A. – Kováčik, P. – Stuchlík, S. (eds.): Archeologický výzkum krajiny a aplikace ICT. Opava 2014. 247-269.
  • Chapman, H.: Landscape Archaeology and GIS. Brimscombe Port 2006.
  • Macháček, J. (ed.): Počítačová podpora v archeologii. Brno 1997.
  • Howard, P.: Archaeological Surveying and Mapping. London – New York 2007.
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Credit. At the end of the semester, students will present their own finished analysis of the prehistoric/medieval settlement in the given region. There will also be an oral examination in the form of a colloquium.
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2023.
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