Laboratory of medieval archaeology (2019/2020)

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Name of lecturer
Elisa Lerco
Elisa Lerco
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Language of instruction
Sem 2B dal Apr 6, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course purpose is to give the students the basis notions to organize a project medieval archaeology. The aim will be to study an area to be defined, trough guided research on historical and cartographic sources, aerial photography, field surveys and historic building analysis . Softwares and technological instruments, typical of the survey on historical landscape and of analysis on historical architecture, will be used by students during practical exercises.


The course will take place for the most part in the classroom, with frontal lectures and practical exercises, in small working groups also. Depending on the number of participants, it will be organized one or more excursions. Students will also be asked for a part of individual work and research on the field.
The research project will focus on identification, positioning and study of the main historical and archaeological evidences preserved in an area to be defined, using the methods of landscape archeology; as well as the study techniques of historical buildings.

Students intending to participate in the course are requested to send an e-mail to the teacher by March 15, 2019, to allow a better planning of the theoretical and practical activities; specifying name, surname, course, past archeological experiences and computer knowledges. Before this workshop it may be useful to have attended a course of metodology/introduction to archeological disciplines or a course of medieval archeology.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam and illustration of the results obtained during the research.

Articles and useful texts will be indicated during the course.