Methodologies for the Examination and Analysis of Archaeological Materials

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


Not applicable.

On completion of this module the students should be able to recognise the main examination and analysis methodologies and respective application. They should also be able to interpret data with the aid of statistical methods and recognise the properties of the main archaeological materials.

1. Introduction
2. Concepts of descriptive statistics
3. Materials Technology
4. Techniques for the examination and analysis of archaeological meterials
5. Collection and preparation of samples
6. Case study

Evaluation Methodology
Assessment is based on a practical assignment specified by the lecturer.

- Kerr, P. (2001). Análise de dados - Estatística descritiva. Lisboa: Vulgata
- HAMER, F. (1977). Optical Mineralogy. Nova Iorque: McGraw Hill
- CHAVARRIA, J. (1987). Pottery analysis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press

Method of interaction
Lectures supported by the resolution of exercises and practical cases.

Software used in class