Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
714001222016CHRONOLOGY AND DEFINITIONCompulsory124
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of lesson is give information about time lines that developed in modern times in archaeology and changes and developments of these timelines. To teach method of dating in archaeological datas. Moreover to define material from excavations with using archaeological terminology and developed point of view to the ancient objects.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Gürcan POLAT
Learning Outcomes
1Archaeological timelines and absorption of their features and using them.
2Absolute and Relative dating methods and differences between them.
3Define notion of Terminus ante quem and Terminus post quem.
4Using archaeolgical terminology while defining archaeological objects.
5Make definitons of objects in archaeological standarts.
6Recognition of ceramic forms and express an opinion about their area of utilization.
7Recognition and definition of architectural elements.
8Recognition and definition of ancient clothes.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
In this lessos we are giong to define the notion of chronology, furthermore discuss about events and situations which leads to timelines. The importance of dating is going to be is oing to be indicated and information about dating methods are going to be given to the students. Moreover with the help of examples students can gain depth about dating and methods. Discussion about achaeolocigal terminology in dating is going to be clarified. Archaeological terminology which will be useful while defining ancient objects is going to be given. The gains are going to be realised over archaeological examples.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Definition of lesson, notion and necessity of lesson is going to be discussed.Introduction, aalysing of content
2 Meaning of Chronology and its place in archaeology, usage and notion of “Before Christ”, “Anno Domini”, “Millenium”, “Century”. Expression and usage examples
3Giving of general archaeological chronolgy, discuss determination of chronology.Expression and discussion
4Giving dxetailed information about chronology of Classical Archaeology and explaining with examples.Expression, illustration and discussion
5Dating methods in Classical Archaeology; “Absolute and Relative Chronology” give examples about these methods.Expression and discussion
6Defining of notion of Terminus ante quem and Terminus post quem in archaeological way with different scenario.Expression, development of scenario and practice
7Absolute dated historical artcrafts and events that make their identification specific. Expression and discussion
9İmportance of documentation in archaeology and şmportance of definition in practiceExpression and discussion
10Usage of terminology in ceramic definition and practice on examples.Expression and practice
11Wase parts, forms, definition of ornaments, examples and practice. Definition over examples adn practice
12Definition of reliefs and statues, general informations about their clothes and positions.Expression and examples
13Defining practice from examples of İzmir Arch. Museum Statue and relief groups.Definition over examples
14General information about structures and their parts in Classical. Expression and practice
15Definition examples over architectural elementsDefinition over examples
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
R.M. Cook, Greek Painted Pottery, London, 1960. A.R. Burn, Early Greek Chronology, JHS 69, 1949, 70-73. N.G.L. Hammond, Studies in Greek Chronology of the Sixth and Fifth Centuries B.C., Historia: Zeitschrift für Alte Geschichte,Vol.4. No.4., 1955, 371-411. B.D. Meritt, Chronology of the Late Fourth Century, Hesperia,Vol. 33. No. 1, 1964, 1-15. J. Boardman, Greek Sculpture, The Archaic Period, London, 1985. J. Boardman, Greek Sculpture, The Classical Period, London, 1985. R.R.R. Smith, Hellenistic Sculpture, London, London, 1991. B.A. Barletta, The Origins of the Greek Architectural Orders, Cambridge, 2001. J.J. Joulton, Greek Architect at Work, London, 1977. W.B. Dinsmoor, The Achitecture of Ancient Greece, London, 1950.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures224
Self Study12112
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11212
Individual Study for Final Examination11616
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO15 2 3  2 1
LO254  2     
LO3 43    2 1
LO45    1   2
LO551  2  3  
LO651     2  
LO754212  3  
LO853 2  1   
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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