GIS APPLICATIONS IN CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

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GIS APPLICATIONS IN CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Teaching
GIS APPLICATIONS IN CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Subject area
L-ANT/07
Degree course
EUROPEAN HERITAGE, DIGITAL MEDIA AND THE INFORMATION SOCIETY
Course type
Laurea Magistrale
Credits
6.0
Teaching hours
Ore Attività frontale: 42.0
Academic year
2019/2020
Year taught
2019/2020
Course year
1
Language
INGLESE
Subject matter
INTERNAZIONALE
Professor
SEMERARO Grazia

Course description

Familiarity with computers (at least at ECDL level)

The course aims to provide the theoretical and methodological background for skilful use of Geographic Information Systems  (GIS) in historical research contexts with a focus on archaeological applications.

The lectures and the exercises in front of a computer will provide students  with a  general overview of GIS technology . Students will be able to:

  • Utilize the core components and functionality of a GIS
  • Employ a variety of geospatial data types, data sources and metadata management techniques
  • Create, manipulate, query and analyze geospatial data

The course will consist   of lectures and  practical tasks to be held in laboratory

a. Oral exam

The examination aims at assessing:

-Knowledge and understanding of the contents of the course

- Practical  abilities

6 .9. 2019

14. 11. 2019

30.1. 2020, 

13.2. 2020

13. 3.2020*

22. 4. 2020 

4. 6. 2020**

18.6. 2020 

2.7.2020

23. 7. 2020 

The course aims to provide the theoretical and methodological background for skilful use of Geographic Information Systems  (GIS) in historical research contexts with a focus on archaeological applications.

This course will serve as an introduction to GIS technology  and its  applications to archaeological data management and analysis. Students will learn how to compile, transform, analyze and  present sources of archaeological and historical data, and will utilize this information in GIS for  cultural resources  interpretation and management.  References to selected research studies  in Classical Archeology will be provided.

 Reference material:

a. Institutional course:  GIS - Guide on line: http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/project/goodguides/gis/;
b. Monographic course:  D. Wheatley, M. Gillings (2002). Spatial Technology and Archaeology. Taylor & Francis, New York .

 Reference material:

a. Institutional course:  GIS - Guide on line: http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/project/goodguides/gis/;
b. Monographic course:  D. Wheatley, M. Gillings (2002). Spatial Technology and Archaeology. Taylor & Francis, New York .

Semester
Secondo Semestre (dal 24/02/2020 al 29/05/2020)

Exam type
Obbligatorio

Type of assessment
Orale - Voto Finale

Course timetable
https://easyroom.unisalento.it/Orario

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