Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9201055832018Chronology and ArchaeologyElective116
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Studying, supplementing and checking the information about the relation between evidences from archaeological excavations, ancient literary sources and historical events and to determine the criteria for the dating of archaeological findings. The further topics will include regional characteristics of sculpture and architecture of the Archaic period as well as pottery and workshops, individual artists.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Hüseyin Cevizoğlu
Learning Outcomes
11. To be able to perceive and explain the importance of chronology in archaeology.
22. To be able to realize and demonstrate the importance of chronology for scientific researches.
33. To be able to make research and present the results based on scientific and normative criteria.
44. To be able to demonstrate and exercise independence of mind and thought; to be able to interpret and write a presentation by applying his/her knowledge on a subject previously learned and studied.
55. To be able to apply the methods for the researches on archaeological records found in an excavation project.
66. To be able to comprehensively read and analyse modern literature and to make research in the library and on the internet.
77. To be able to prepare and write case studies on his/her subjects.
88. To be able to create and develop confidence, responsibility and critical thinking.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
No
Recommended Optional Programme Components
No
Course Contents
Chronology is essential to archaeology. The main goal is to give the ability of identifying importance of chronology in studies concerned with archaeology. It is aimed the students to introduce the historical development of the subject and the methods using in the chronology of Greek and Roman archaeology (absolute and relative chronology). It is also planned to give the student an intensive overview of the relation archaeological evidences to written sources.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Description of the course, explaining the activities and operations of the course.Meeting with the students. Examining and definition of the course intents. -
2Overview of the dating methods: Relative chronology and stratification.The presentation of the lecturer.-
3Relative chronology: Stylistic and typological methods.The presentation of the lecturer-
4Overview of the dating methods: Absolute chronology.Reading and discussion.-
5Studies on Absolute Chronology.Reading and discussion.-
6Archaeological periods on the historical basis.Reading and discussion.-
7Chronology systems.Reading and discussion.-
8Mid-term exam.--
9Foundation of greek colonies in southern Italy and sicily. Contrubition of the Greek pottery founded in southern Italy to chronological studies.Reading and discussion.-
10Chronology of Greek pottery of the Archaic period.Reading and discussion.-
11Chronology of Greek architecture of the Archaic period.Reading and discussion.-
12Contributions of the recent researches in archaeology to the chronology.Reading and discussion.-
13Presentation of research papers in seminars.Oral presentation and discussion.-
14Presentation of research papers in seminars.Oral presentation and discussion.-
Recommended or Required Reading
Literature: B. Bäbler, Archäologie und Chronologie. Eine Einführung (Darmstadt 2004). K. Greene, Archaeology. An Introduction. The History, Principles and Methods of Modern Archaeology (London 1983). W. R. Biers, Art, Artefacts, and Chronology in Classical Archaeology (London 1992). R.M. Cook, The Francis-Vickers Chronology, JHS 109 (1989) 164-170. R. M. Cook, Greek Painted Pottery (London 1997). I. Scheibler, Griechische Töpferkunst. Herstellung, Handel und Gebrauch der antiken Tongefäße (München 1995). P. E. Arias - M. Hirmer, A History of Greek Vase Painting (London 1962). J. V. Noble, The Techniques of Painted Attic Pottery (New York 1965). A. M. Snodgrass, An Archaeology of Greece, The Present State and Future Scope of a Discipline (Berkeley 1987). G. Gruben, Klassische Bauforschung (München 2007) H.-J. Gehrke - H. Schneider, Geschichte der Antike. Ein Studienbuch (Stuttgart 2006). M. Steskal; Der Zerstörungsbefund 480/79 der Athener Akropolis. Eine Fallstudie zum etablierten Chronologiegerüst, Antiquitates – Archäologische Forschungsergebnisse (Hamburg 2004). A. Lindelauf, Der Perserschutt der Athener Akropolis in: W. Hoepfner (Ed.), Kult und Kultbauten auf der Akropolis. Internationales Symposion vom 7. bis 9. Juli 1995 in Berlin (Berlin 1997), 45-115. P. Kavvadias – G. Kawerau, Η Ανασκαφή της Ακροπόλεως (Athens 1906).
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
No
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination122
Practice339
Team/Group Work11333
Self Study18236
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11111
Individual Study for Final Examination11818
Reading248
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
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