Archaeological Documentation Methods

Course Name:                 Archaeological Documentation Methods
Course Type:                  class
Lecturer, time & place:    see course schedule

The course is taught through a mixture of workshops in the faculty computer lab and in the field. The students will learn about new techniques available to archaeologists: GIS systems, 3D reconstruction, applications that support the on-site recording process, modern measurement techniques and data processing software basics (used i.a. in geophysical research). The students will also be introduced to various geodetic tools used for archaeological research during fieldwork, such as: dumpy level, theodolite, total station and GPS system (DGPS and RTK). This part of the course includes also theoretical aspects of using geodetic measurement techniques for on-site work.

Course Aims:

To acquaint the participants with practical field measurement methods; application of optical and laser measurement tools, data mining and data presentation.