European methodological studies in archaeology

European methodological studies in archaeology (EMSA) organised since 2009 to 2012 with financial support of projects „Education in modern methods of archaeological practice (ARME)“ within the Operational Programme Education for Competitiveness in 2009–2012. Thirty-six excellent scientists from abroad attended with their lectures with regard to innovative methodologies applied in discipline.

Spring 2012

  • Prof. Kristian Kristiansen (Gothenburg University):
    • I: Archaeological theory - towards a new paradigm? (1. 3. 2012)
    • II: Organizing Bronze Age Societies-comparing Central Europe and Scandinavia (1. 3. 2012)
    • III: The 1200 BCE crisis in the Mediterannean and its background in Central EUrope and beyond (1. 3. 2012)
  • Prof. Oliver Creighton (Exeter University): Unravelling elite medieval landscapes: theory and practice (26. 4. 2012)
  • Dr. Fredérique Bertoncello – Dr. Philip Verhagen (University Amsterdam): Socio-environmental dynamics of Roman settlement systems: the ArchaeDyn and IHAPMA projects (3. 5. 2012)
  • Prof. Patrice Brun (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne): Protohistory of social division (10. 5. 2012)
  • Prof. Timothy Kohler (Washington State University):Overview of Village Ecodynamics Project Modeling and Simulation (17. 5. 2012)
  • Dr. Kyle Bocinski (Washington State University): Agent-based modeling (praktický workshop 18. 5. 2012)

Lectures were supported by Operational Programme Education for Competitiveness in 2009–2012 "Education in modern methods of archaeological practice (ARME)" in that semester.

Foreign training stages:

prof. Oliver Creighton – Social moddels in medival landscape

Přednáška prof. Olivera Creightona

Autumn 2011

  • Dr. Mirosław Furmanek (Uniwersytet Wrocławski):
    • I: Z badań nad neolitem Śląska. Nowe odkrycia (26. 09. 2011)
    • II: Z badań nad neolitem Śląska. Wykorzystanie metod prospekcji geofizycznej i badań fosforowych (27. 09. 2011)
  • Prof. Julian Richards (University of York): Digging into Data: Digital archiving and publication (21. 9. 2011)
  • MA. Nicolas Mellado (Université de Bordeaux): Semi-automatic Reassembly for Cultural Heritage (13. 10. 2011)
  • prof. Massimo Ancona – Dr. Viviana Mascardi (Università di Genova):
    • I: Artificial Intelligence at Disposal of Archaeology: Where Can We Go Together? (20. 10. 2011)
    • II: Mobile Computing in Cultural Heritage (Massimo Ancona) (20. 10. 2011)
    • III: praktický workshop: Second Life, Net Logo, Onthologies in Archaeology (20. 10. 2011)
  • Dr. Martin Furholt (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel): Similarities and Social Networks: Data processing and statistical analysis of Baden Complex Materials from south-eastern Central Europe  (??. 11. 2011)
  • Prof. Juan Antonio Barceló (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona):
  • I. Computational Intelligence in Archaeology. Bridging Archaeological Theory, Technique and Technology (8. 12. 2011)

Lectures were supported by Operational Programme Education for Competitiveness in 2009–2012 "Education in modern methods of archaeological practice (ARME)" in that semester.

Foreign training stages:

Martin Furholt - correspondence and cluster analyses, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel

Spring 2011

  • Dr. Malgorzata Daszkiewicz – Dr. Gerwulf Schneider (Freie Universität Berlin): Inovative archeometry of ceramics (5. 4. 2011)
  • Prof. Ernst Pernicka (Universität Tübingen): Provenance determination of ancient metals and mobility in the central european bronze age (7. 4. 2011)
  • Dr. Caroline Hamon (University Paris): Methodology of technological and functional analysis of macrolithic tools : some neolithic case studies from Europe (use-wear analysis of grinded tools) (21. 4. 2011)
  • prof. Anelou van Gijn (Universiteit Leiden): Use wear analysis of bone and antler implements from the Dutch Late Mesolithic and Neolithic (28. 4. 2011)
  • Dr. Linda Hurcombe (University of Exeter): Connecting with the missing majority: taking a holistic view of material culture (19. 5. 2011)

Lectures were supported by Operational Programme Education for Competitiveness in 2009–2012 "Education in modern methods of archaeological practice (ARME)" in that semester.

Foreign training stages:

prof. Annelou van Gijn – use-wear analysis of bone and antler industry, Faculteit Archeologie, Leiden

Dr. Malgorzata Daszkiewicz a Dr. Gerwulf Schneider – ceramics archaeometry, Freie Universität Berlin; Excellence Cluster Topoi

prof. Ernst Pernicka – metalography and bronze provenance analysis, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen

Archeometrie keramiky s dr. Malgorzatou Daszkiewicz.

Autumn 2010

  • Dr. Richard MacPhail (University College London): Dating soil micromorphology and geoarchaeology (30. 9. 2010):
    • I: Analysis of sites where natural environmental (taphonomic) processes predominate
    • II: The development of anthropogenic deposits and their interpretation
  • Prof. Christopher Hall (University of Edinburgh): The Rehydroxylation of Ceramics (14. 10. 2010)
  • Dr. Otto Cichocki (VIAS Wien): Dendrochronology of samples from different conditions: project SCIEM2000 for dry wood (Bronze Age to modern), Mikulcice for wetwood (Early Middle Ages) and project at Wachtberg/Krems (Palaeolithic) for charcoal (11. 11. 2010)
  • Prof. Göran Skog (Lund University): Developments in 14C AMS dating for archaeology (25. 11. 2010)
  • Dr. Daniel Richter (Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig): Dosimetric dating methods in archaeology: Fundamentals and applications (2. 12. 2010)
  • Dr. Michael Grabner (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien): Dendrochronology - Requirements, Problems, possible solutions (16. 12. 2010)

Lectures were supported by Operational Programme Education for Competitiveness in 2009–2012 "Education in modern methods of archaeological practice (ARME)" in that semester.

Foreign training stages:

prof. Christopher Hall/Dr. Andrea Hamilton - RHX datation, Centre for Materials Science & Engineering and School of Engineering & Electronics, The University of Edinburgh

  • Mgr. Jan Kolář (rezignoval), Mgr. Jan Petřík, Mgr. Ivana Vostrovská final report
Prof. Christopher Hall seznamuje posluchače s rehydroxylací keramiky.

Spring 2010

  • Prof. Robert Van de Noort (University of Exeter): Wetland archaeology and Heritage strategy (25. 3. 2010)
  • Mr. Rengert Elburg (Landesamt für Archäologie, Dresden): Three dimensional Excavation and Recording by Example of the Early Neolithic Well from Altscherbitz (8. 4. 2010)
  • Dr. Stefano Valentini (Università degli Studi di Firenze): Exploring Tell, Hüyük and Tepe. Different methods of field research in the Ancient Near East sites (22. 4. 2010)
  • Dr. Shannon P. McPherron (Max Planck Institute Leipzig): Computer technologies in the documentation of site formation process (6. 5. 2010)
  • Dr. Karen Milek (University of Aberdeen): Microstratigraphy and Microsoil analysis (20. 5. 2010)

Lectures were supported by Operational Programme Education for Competitiveness in 2009–2012 "Education in modern methods of archaeological practice (ARME)" in that semester.

Foreign training stages:

Dr. Shannon McPherron - 3D documentation of field excavation of palaeolithic site, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

Dr. Richard MacPhail – Soil micromorphology Institute of Archaeology, University College London

Wetland archaeology v podání prof. Roberta van der Noorta.

Autumn 2009

  • Prof. Michael Doneus (Universität Wien): The impact of aerial reconnaissance and airborne laser scanning for landscape archaeology (1. 10. 2009)
  • Prof. Dr. John Bintliff (Universiteit Leiden): Innovative archaeology as the technology of the unconscious (15. 10. 2009)
  • Mr. David Cowley (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland): Aerial Survey for archaeology: achievements, challenges and prospects (29. 10. 2009)
  • Prof. Vincent Gaffney (Birmingham University): The role and the application of visualisation techniques to remote sensing (geophysics, LiDAR, 3D-scanning, seismic-inundated method) from object to landscape (12. 11. 2009)
  • Prof. Wolfgang Rabbel (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel): Near surface geophysics in archaeology: Multi-sensor and seismic approaches (26. 11. 2009)
  • Prof. Wolfgang Neubauer (Universität Wien): Interdisciplinary field archaeology (10. 12. 2009)

Lectures were supported by Operational Programme Education for Competitiveness in 2009–2012 "Education in modern methods of archaeological practice (ARME)" in that semester.

Foreign training stages:

prof. Michael Doneus - airborne prospection and LiDAR, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Wien University

  • Mgr. Josef Jan Kovář, Mgr. Jan Kolář, Mgr. Zdenka Kosarová  final report

prof. Vincent Gaffney - visualisations VISTA, The Visual and Spatial Technology Centre (VISTA), University of Birmingham

prof. Dr. John Bintliff.

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