Bioarchaeology (or equivalent level) obtained;
This is a seminar with a limited amount of participants (20 students), for Archaeology students exclusively;
This is not an optional course for the Archaeology BA3 programme. If you want to take this course as an extra-curricular course in your programme, you should ask permission from the Board of Examiners. You can only be admitted with permission, with proper argumentation, and only if there are spots left.
Archaeo-and palaeobotanical research requires knowledge of collecting, extracting, determining and curating Pleistocene and/or Holocene plant fossils and, in addition, presentation of fossil botanical data and data analysis.
All these aspects will be addressed in detail based on the study of fossiliferous sediments from a Quaternary site that contains archaeology (either lithic artefacts, cut-marked bone or both).
The site for study will depend on what is available at the time.
Knowledge of and insight into the research methods and techniques, and their application possibilities within palaeobotany and archaeobotany (particularly plant macrofossils);
Knowledge of and insight into the relevance of these techniques to archaeology;
Ability to recognise plant macrofossils from Quaternary deposits that also contain Palaeolithic archaeology;
Ability to determine and distinguish characteristic morphological features leading to accurate identification;
Ability to present and analyse palaeobotanical data;
Ability to conduct archaeobotanical research in a multidisciplinary approach that adds value to archaeological investigations;
Ability to write a basic research report based on the practical work completed in the course.
Course schedule details can be found in MyTimetable.
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Mode of instruction
36 hours of practical (2,6 ec);
196 pages of literature (1,4 ec);
Report of 1,500-1,800 words (1 ec).
Practical attendance (40%).
All assessment deadlines (exams, retakes, paper deadlines etc.) can be found in MyTimetable.
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The report will be submitted 2 weeks after the end of the practical.
To be handed out during class, and will be relevant to the site investigated.
Registration in uSis is mandatory. You can register for this course until 5 days before the first class.
Registration in uSis automatically leads to enrollment in the corresponding Brightspace module. Therefore you do not need to enroll in Brightspace, but make sure to register for this course in uSis.
You are required to register for all lectures and tutorials well in time. The Administration Office registers all students for their exams, you are not required to do this in uSis.
Start registration for the BA2 seminars:
Series 1: 27 September 2021, 07:00 hrs
Series 2: 17 January 2022, 07:00 hrs
Series 3: 28 February 2022, 07:00 hrs
For more information about this course, please contact dr. M.H. (Mike) Field.