Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703004132014ALLUVIAL GEOMORPHOLOGY-IIIElective474
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Aim of this course is to provide all students understand alluvial geomorphology, palaeogeography, geoarchaeology and archaeometry concepts and the relationships between these concepts. It also provide to inquire about the concepts of alluvium, sediment grain size, grain size analysis and to learn making bore-hole drilling.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Ertuğ Öner
Learning Outcomes
1To establish relationships between the concepts of alluvium, colluvium and soil.
2To understand bore-hole drilling method and to apply this method.
3To make sediment grain size analysis in the laboratory.
4To understand geologic time scale, Especially in Quaternary and Holocene.
5To understand the concepts of alluvial geomorphology, palaeogeography, geoarchaeology, archaeometry.
6To understand research and dating methods of archaeometry.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
* Explaining alluvial geomorphology, palaeogeography, geoarchaeology and archaeometry concepts. * Explaining the relationships between the concept of alluvium, colluvium and soil. * Bore-hole drilling method. * Sediment grain size analysis. * Geologic time, Quaternary and Holocene. * Archaeometry research and dating methods.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to the course, giving general information about the course, introducing the recommended books and articles. Giving information about the subject, purpose, methods and introducing the laboratory.Lecture and practice
2Overviewing the concepts of alluvium, colluviums, soil, geomorphology and alluvial geomorphology. Lecture
3Explaining grain, matrix and cement concepts. Explaining Detritus (Lat.), Klastos (Gre.), Grain, sedimentology, stratigraphy, sediment and diagenesis. Lecture
4Explaining the purpose and methods of grain size distribution assessments. Preparation and interpretation of frequency histograms. Drawing frequency curves and interpretations of these curves. Drawing cumulative frequency curves and interpretations of these curves. Lecture and practice
5An alluvial drilling application within the scope of a project carried out surroundings I.Field work
6An alluvial drilling application within the scope of a project carried out surroundings II.Field work
7Making grain size analysis of the sediment samples taken from bore-hole drillingsLaboratory application
8Midterm exam.Exam
9Geologic time scale, Quaternary, Holocene and human Lecture
10Human time periods in Quaternary (ice ages and Paleolithic age).Lecture
11Human time periods in post glacial periods-Holocene. (The Middle Stone Age, Mesolithic / Epipalaeolithic, Neolithic.)Lecture
12Human time periods in post glacial periods-Holocene (Copper Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and historical periods).Lecture
13Geoarcheology - paleogeography – archaeometry and archaeogeophysics research and dating methods.Lecture
14Field of application of archaeometry and archaeometric methods. Archaeogeophysical methods, Electrical methods, Electromagnetic methods, Magnetic Method, Gravity Method, Seismic Method. Lecture
15Dating methods; Radioactive methods; Radiocarbon Method, (Carbon-14 dating); Potassium-argon dating; fission track dating Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) method; thermoluminescence method. Geological, paleontological, Varve and Dendrochronology, Methods in dating. Lecture
16Final examExam
Recommended or Required Reading
Committee on Alluvial Fan Flooding, National Research Council,1996 ,Alluvial Fan Flooding, National Academies Press. Dincauze D., 2008, Environmental archaeology: principles and practice, Cambridge University Press. Erinç, S. 1982. Jeomorfoloji I. İ.Ü, Edebiyat Fakültesi Yay. No: 2931. Kurter, A. - Hoşgören Y., 1986, Jeomorfoloji Tatbikatı. İ.Ü. Edebiyat Fakültesi Yay.No:1944. Lowe J., Walker M., 1997, Reconstructing quaternary environments, Prentice Hall; 2 ed. Mackay A., Battarbee R., Birks J., Oldfield F., 2005, Global Change in the Holocene, Hodder Arnold, London. Mahaney W.C. (ed.), 1984, Quaternary Dating Methods (Developments in Palaeontology & Stratigraphy) Elsevier Science Ltd.Rapp G., Hill C, 1998, Geoarchaeology: The Earth-science Approach to Archaeological Interpretation, Yale University Press. Noller J.S., Sowers, J.M., Lettis (ed.), 2000, Introduction to Quaternary Geochronology, Amer Geophysical Union Roberts N., 1998, The Holocene – An Environmental Review, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford. Roberts N., 2002,The Holocene: an environmental history, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford. Rutter N.W.; Catto N.R., 1995, Dating Methods For Quaternary Deposits, Geological Assn of Canada Walker M., 2005, Quaternary Dating Methods : Introduction, John Wiley High Education Williams M., Dunkerley D., Decker P., Kershaw P., Chappell J. , 1998, Quaternary environments, A Hodder Arnold Publication.
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
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14342
Laboratory15230
Report Preparation122
Self Study236
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11414
Individual Study for Final Examination11414
Reading5210
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
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