Course: Landscape archaeology

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Course title Landscape archaeology
Course code KAR/KRAJX
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Gojda Martin, Prof. PhDr. CSc., DSc.
  • Starková Lenka, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Basic types of landscape, geomorphological units, settlement zones. 2. Types of prehistoric and medieval monuments preserved as visible ruined features. 3. Non-destructive methods of archaeological fieldwork. 4. The development of cultural landscape since prehistory to early modern era.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Practicum
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 55 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Practical training (number of hours) - 26 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
At the end of the course students are able to critically evaluate the meaning of archaeological sources in the context of other categories of human landscape and natural environment, and to become familiar with methods through which past landscapes have been studied.
teaching methods
assessment methods
Combined exam
Recommended literature
  • Beneš, Jaromír,; Pokorný, Petr. Bioarcheologie v České republice. V Českých Budějovicích : Jihočeská univerzita, Přírodovědecká fakulta, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7394-026-3.
  • Gojda, Martin. Ancient landscape, settlement dynamics and non-destructive archaeology : czech research project 1997-2002 = Dávnověká krajina a sídla ve světle nedestruktivní archeologie : český výzkumný projekt 1997-2002. Vyd. 1. Praha : Academia, 2004. ISBN 80-200-1215-X.
  • Kuna, Martin. Nedestruktivní archeologie : teorie, metody a cíle = Non-destructive archaeology : theory, methods and goals. Praha : Academia, 2004. ISBN 80-200-1216-8.
  • Martin Gojda. Archeologie krajiny. Praha, 2000. ISBN 80-2000-0780-6.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Archaelogy (13-1,2) History courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Archaelogy (13-3) History courses 1 Winter