Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
714002112009NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGYElective234
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to present the new techniques and the materials found under water due to the environmental reasons
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof: Dr. Ahmet Kaan ŞENOL
Learning Outcomes
11. To have knowledge about the identifying the underwater constructions.
22. Understanding the ship construction techniques during antiquity
33. Knowing the chronological criterion of shipwrecks due to the archaeological finds
44. To know the variety of the materials using underwater excavations and surveys.
55. To interpret the navigation techniques during antiquity.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Presenting the the ports, moles, pharoses and the traces of underwater constructions are the topics of this course. In addition to that hundreds of wrecks and vessel construction techniques are also teaching in this program.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Examining the concept of the program and presenting the bibliography.Investigating the concept of the courses
2Historical background of underwater archaeologyOkuma: Bass, G.F., (ed.) A History of Seafaring Based on Underwater Archaeology, New York, London 1972; Bass, G.F., Katzev, M.L.,” New Tools for Underwater Archaeology”, Archaeology June 1968, Vol.21 No:3, s. 172-173.
3Architecture of ports around Mediterranean Sea Reading: Blackman, D., "Ancient harbours in the Mediterranean", 1- 2, IJNA 11, 1982; A. Raban (ed.), ‘Harbour Archaeology. Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Ancient Mediterranean Harbours, Caesarea Maritima’, 1983, Bar International Series 257; Geraci, G., Marin, B., “L’approvisionnement alimentaire urbain: ports, stockages et redisribution en Méditerranée de l’Antiquite à la periode moderne-Introduction”, Nourrir les cités de Méditerranée Antiquité-Temps modernes, (ed.) B. Marin, C. Virlouvet, Collections l’ateliér méditerranéen, Paris 2003, s. 577-587.
4Maritime routes in Mediterranean Basin due to the underwater findsReading: Arnaud, P., Les routes de la navigation antique, Paris 2005, s.1-248İ Stager, L., “Phoenician Shipwrecks in the Deep Sea”, Sea Routes Interconnections in the Mediterranean 16th-6th c. BC, PLOES, Creete 29th - October 2nd 2002, Athens 2003, s. 233-247.
5Underwater survey methods Reading: Foley, B.P., Dellaporta, K., Sakellariou, D., Bingham, B.S., vd., “The 2005 Chios Ancient Shipwreck Survey. New methods for underwater archaeology”, Hesperia 78, 2009, s. 269–305. Bowens, A. (ed), Underwater Archaeology, The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice, Singapour 2009.
6Underwater excavation methodsReading: L'Hour, M., Long, L., “L'archéologie sous-marine”, Archéologie sous-marine sur les cotes de France, Exposition du 28 juin au 1er décembre 1985, s.33-47, 97-107
7Underwater recording methodsReading: Bowens, A. (ed), Underwater Archaeology, The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice, Singapour 2009.
8Midterm examination
9Construction techniques of commercial vesselsReading: Joncheray, J.P., “Mediterranean Hull Types Compared 2.Wreck F from Cape Dramont(Var), France”, The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology and Underwater Exploration 1977,6.1, s.3-7.
10Construction techniques of military vesselsReading: Casson, L., Antik Çağda Denizcilik ve Gemiler, İstanbul 2000
11Investigating the wrecks found in Mediterranean SeaReading: Tchernia, A., “Epaves antiques, routes maritimes directes et routes de redistribution”, Nourrir les cités de Méditerranée Antiquité-Temps modernes, (ed.) B. Marin, C. Virlouvet, Collections l’ateliér méditerranéen, Paris 2003, s. 613-623; Parker, A.J., "Cargoes, Containers and Stowage: the Ancient Mediterranean", Nautical Archaeology, 21.2, 1992, s.89-100.
12Conservation methods of underwater findsReading: Bowens, A. (ed), Underwater Archaeology, The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice, Singapour 2009.
13Archaeological finds of river transportation systems Reading: Greene, K., The Archaeology of Roman Economy, Los Angeles 1986
14Navigation systems in Mediterranean BasinReading: Casson, L., Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World, Princeton 1971
15Chronological criterions found in shipwrecksReading: Parker, A.J., “Stratification and Contamination in Ancient Mediterranean Shipwrecks”, NA 10.4, 1981, s.309-335; Parker, A.J., Ancient Shipwrecks of the Mediterranean & the Roman Provinces, BAR International Series 580, Oxford 1992, s.1-547.
16Final examination
Recommended or Required Reading
Yardımcı Eserler: Bowens, A. (ed), Underwater Archaeology, The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice, Singapour 2009 Bass, G.F., (ed.) A History of Seafaring Based on Underwater Archaeology, New York, London 1972 Casson, L., Antik Çağda Denizcilik ve Gemiler, İstanbul 2000 Vuorela, I., (ed.) Scientific methods in underwater archaeology: Proceedings of a European seminar held at the zoological field station of Tvärminne, Finland, 1992 Gianfrotta, P.A., Pomey, P., L’archéologie sous la mer, Paris 1981
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures16232
Discussion10110
Team/Group Work212
Individual Study for Homework Problems5315
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11111
Reading12336
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO12 43   5  
LO2  44   5  
LO3  55   5  
LO4  55   5  
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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