Current Theoretical and Methodological Aspects of Archeology

Major: History and Archeology
Code of subject: 8.032.00.O.004
Credits: 4.00
Department: History of Ukraine and Ethnic Communication
Lecturer: prof. Tersky Sviatoslav
Semester: 1 семестр
Mode of study: денна
Мета вивчення дисципліни: The proposed course "Modern theoretical and methodological aspects of archeology" has the task of conveying to the listener a complete set of knowledge about the latest trends in the development of archaeological science. He should form in doctoral students theoretical and practical knowledge about the methodology of field and chamber research in archeology as a field of knowledge necessary in professional activity, namely, to familiarize them with the nature of the cultural layering of various monuments in Ukraine, as well as to acquire practical skills in the processing of mobile archaeological material
Завдання: Deep grounded knowledge of the main historical events and processes: detailed knowledge of a special area of research in the context of general scientific discussion and contribution to an individual area of research; Ability to work in a research environment: understanding the context of the conducted research in history and archaeology; compliance with norms of behavior in interaction with other researchers - compliance with confidentiality, scientific ethics, respect for copyright ownership of information; compliance with standards of research practice; good performance. The use of original scientific research on history and archeology at a high professional level, the achievement of scientific results that create new knowledge, with an emphasis on current national problems using the latest methods of scientific research. understanding the history of the basic principles of field and chamber research methods in archaeology; classification of archaeological material; the ability to evaluate, interpret and critically analyze the factors of the formation of the archaeological cultural layer and the cause-and-effect relationships between its components; the ability to use knowledge of soil science and archeology of Ukraine when working with immovable and movable monuments; Critically analyze the state of research on the material and spiritual culture of tribes and tribal associations. Prepare for an archaeological or stationary expedition; apply scientific methods when collecting field materials and during their in-house processing. Use professional knowledge.
Learning outcomes: 1. Ability to demonstrate systematic knowledge of modern research methods in the field of history and archeology; 2. Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge in the chosen field of research; 3. Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the impact of historical processes and ethnocultural processes in archeology in a social and societal context. 4. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the legal framework defined by domestic and international legislation on history and archeology. 5. Be able to search, analyze, compare and critically evaluate information from different sources; 2. Ability to write a research paper, understanding the sequence of work on the preparation of research; 3. Ability to adapt the results of research during the writing of the dissertation; 4. Be able to use professional knowledge in the field of history and archeology to process research results.
Required prior and related subjects: asics of the scientific research Special historical disciplines
Summary of the subject: The training course provides graduate students with the acquisition of professional competencies as an integrative quality of a broad-spectrum researcher. The problems of geology and soil science are important components of the course, which provides the opportunity for future specialists to conduct research on monuments of different cultural periods and archaeological objects of various functional purposes. Today's scientific and technical achievements make it possible to significantly improve the methodology of field and chamber research in field archeology, which has developed over the last hundred years of the development of science. Trained specialists have the opportunity to acquire the skills needed in the future when working with museum objects.
Опис: 1. Archaeological typology and classification 2. Methodology and organization of archaeological research: extraction and interpretation of archaeological sources 3. Fundamentals of geomorphology, soil science and topography 4. Methods of field research 5. Methods of in-house research 6. Anthropological and bioarchaeological research 7. Statistical-combinatorial methods in archeology 8. Methods of quantitative analysis in archeology
Assessment methods and criteria: lectures, seminars, independent work; group work, presentations
Критерії оцінювання результатів навчання: Correctness, logic, reasonableness, integrity of knowledge; quality of knowledge – its completeness, depth, flexibility, systematicity, strength; correct use of conceptual and terminological apparatus; speech culture (literacy, logic and sequence of presentation); the level of meaningfulness of knowledge - the ability to formulate independent evaluative judgments and theoretical conclusions.
Порядок та критерії виставляння балів та оцінок: 100–88 points – (“excellent”) is awarded for a high level of knowledge (some inaccuracies are allowed) of the educational material of the component contained in the main and additional recommended literary sources, the ability to analyze the phenomena being studied in their interrelationship and development, clearly, succinctly, logically, consistently answer the questions, the ability to apply theoretical provisions when solving practical problems; 87–71 points – (“good”) is awarded for a generally correct understanding of the educational material of the component, including calculations, reasoned answers to the questions posed, which, however, contain certain (insignificant) shortcomings, for the ability to apply theoretical provisions when solving practical tasks; 70 – 50 points – (“satisfactory”) awarded for weak knowledge of the component’s educational material, inaccurate or poorly reasoned answers, with a violation of the sequence of presentation, for weak application of theoretical provisions when solving practical problems; 49-26 points - ("not certified" with the possibility of retaking the semester control) is awarded for ignorance of a significant part of the educational material of the component, significant errors in answering questions, inability to apply theoretical provisions when solving practical problems; 25-00 points - ("unsatisfactory" with mandatory re-study) is awarded for ignorance of a significant part of the educational material of the component, significant errors in answering questions, inability to navigate when solving practical problems, ignorance of the main fundamental provisions.
Recommended books: 1. Терський С.В. Археологія України (середньовічна доба). Навч. посібник. київ, 2021. 256 с. 2. Haggis, D. C., & Antonaccio, C. M. (2015). Classical Archaeology in Context: Theory and Practice in Excavation in the Greek World. Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter. Retrieved from 3. Osborne, R., & Alcock, S. E. (2012). Classical Archaeology (Vol. 2nd ed). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from 4. Барсков, И. С. Методика и техника полевых палеонтолого-стратиграфических исследований: учеб. пособие. 2-е изд., перераб. и доп. Москва: ИНФРА-М, 2017. 5. Сорокин, А. Н. Очерки источниковедения каменного века. Москва: ИА РАН, 2016. 247 с. 6. Этика в археологии [Электронный ресурс]: сборник научных трудов. Электрон. дан. Уфа: БГПУ имени М. Акмуллы, 2016. 203 с. Режим доступа: 7. Винокуров Н.И. Полевые археологические исследования и археологические практики: учебно-методическое пособие. М. 2013. 368 с. 8. Междисциплинарная интеграция в археологии (по материалам лекций для аспирантов и молодых сотрудников) / отв. ред. Е.Н. Черных, Т.Н. Мишина. М.; ИА РАН, 2016. 384с. 9. Сергушева Е.А. Археоботаника: теория и практика: Научно-методическое издание. Владивосток: Дальнаука, 2013. 84 с.
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