Formation and Modification of Anthropic Deposits


Master's degree in Prehistoric Archaeology and Rock Art, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 17071/2009 - 23/07/2009

3 ECTS; 1º Ano, Anual, 7,0 TP + 12,0 TC + 8,0 S

- Pierluigi Rosina

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Identification, description and study of the abiotic elements with an impact in archaeological deposits. Methodologies of customary analyses applied to prehistoric sites.

Introduction to geoarchaeology. Sedimentological analysis methods applied to the study of archaeological sites. The environmental and stratigraphical contexts. Fluvial, lacustrine, cave, and other deposits. Archaeometrical analysis. Sin- and post-sedimentary alterations.

Evaluation Methodology
Practical Assignment.

- Butzer, K. (1982). Archaeology as human ecology. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press

Method of interaction
Lectures, individual fieldwork.

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