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Syllabus 2018-19 - 12813008 - Geology Applied to Archaeological Analysis (Geología aplicada al análisis arqueológico)

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DEGREE: Grado en Arqueología
FACULTY: FACULTY OF HUMAN SCIENCES AND EDUCATION

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Geology Applied to Archaeological Analysis
CODE: 12813008 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 3 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: GEA GUILLÉN, GINÉS ALFONSO DE
DEPARTMENT: U117 - GEOLOGÍA
FIELD OF STUDY: 280 - ESTRATIGRAFÍA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - 321 E-MAIL: gadegea@ujaen.es P: 953212030
WEBSITE: http://www4.ujaen.es/~gadegea/
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 2
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

THEORY

 

  1. INTRODUCTION. Geology versus Archaeology. Geoarchaeology. Relation between Geoarchaeology and the Geological Sciences.
  2. MINERALS AND ROCKS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL INTEREST. Mineral classification. Minerals of archaeological interest: oxides, carbonates, phosphates, halides, silicates. Petrological classification. Rocks of archaeological interest: sedimentary (clastic and non-clastic), volcanic, plutonic and metamorphic rocks. Examples of minerals and rocks in the archaeological record and in the cultural heritage.
  3. SEDIMENTS AND SOILS. Concepts of sediment and sedimentary rock. Location in the rocks cycle. Soil concept. Soil development. The soils in the rocks cycle.
  4. SEDIMENTARY CONTINENTAL ENVIRONMENTS AND PROCESSES. Fluvial, lacustrine, palustrine, desert, coastal, glacial, caves environments.
  5. STRATIGRAPHY AND CORRELATION. Concepts and principles. Stratigraphic Units. Correlation.
  6. DATING METHODS. Concept of the Geological Time. Basic principles of the Geology. Relative and numerical dating methods.
  7. GEOCHEMISTRY. Basic concepts. Stable isotopes. Mayor, minor and trace elements. Applications to the palaeoenvironmental reconstruction.
  8. QUATERNARY GEOLOGY. Concept. Climate evolution in the Quaternary. Palaeoecology. Hominids evolution. The first archaeological records.

 

 

LABORATORY PRACTICES

P1. Use of visu and polarization microscopy to recognize minerals and rocks of archaeological interest.

P2. Interpretation of geological maps. Analysis of MAGNA (1:50.000) geological maps, identifying of quaternary sedimentary environments and modern geological processes.

 

FIELDTRIP PRACTICES. To visit a zone where it is possible to easily recognize the quaternary geological activity and how this is a condition to distribution and development of human/hominids activities from the study to archaeological site or by the modern activities.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

THEORY LESSONS AT BIG GROUP (A01): in the classroom, the teacher shows the theory and methodology contents of the matter. The teacher will use diverse techniques to present the contents (audiovisual presentation, computer services, documents,â€). The aim is to show the contents of the matter encouraging the critic discussion and reflection by the student.

 

LABORATORY PRACTICES (A02): to train to student in the use of the scientific instruments to acquire geological data from inorganic materials of archaeological interest (pottery, metals, rocks,).

 

FIELDTRIP PRACTICES (A02): to train to student in the use of methodology to acquire geological data and their application to archaeological record, to the archaeological heritage and their valuation. The aim is to close to student to knowledge of the archaeological record from the physical environment where the settlement is located and how they exploit the geological resources.

 

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

The end mark of the matter is the weighted average from the attendance/involvement (10%) in the development of the class, the theory exam (55%), the realization of works (10%) and the practice exam (25%). This weighted average will be calculate if the attendance/involvement to the theory and practice classes was the same or larger to 90% and the theory mark is greater that 5.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Interpreting earth history : a manual in historical geology. Edition: Eighth edition. Author: Ritter, Scott M. Publisher: Long Grove, Illinois : Waveland Press, Inc., [2015]  (Library)
  • Laboratory manual in physical geology. Edition: 10th ed. Author: -. Publisher: Boston, etc. : Pearson, cop. 2015  (Library)
  • Estratigrafía: principios y métodos. Edition: -. Author: Vera Torres, Juan Antonio. Publisher: Madrid: Rueda, D.L.1994  (Library)
  • Encyclopedia of quaternary science . Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Amsterdam [etc.] : Elsevier, [2007]  (Library)
  • Paleoclimatology [Recurso electrónico] : reconstructing climates of the quaternary. Edition: 2nd ed.. Author: Bradley, Raymond S., 1948-. Publisher: San Diego, CA : Academic Press, 1999.  (Library)
  • Geoarchaeology: the earth-science approach to archaeological interpretation. Edition: -. Author: Rapp, George Robert. Publisher: New Haven ; London: Yale University Press, cop. 1998  (Library)
  • Geoarchaeology: exploration, environments, resources. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: London: Geological Society, 1999  (Library)
  • Quaternary dating methods. Edition: -. Author: Walker< strong>< span>, Mike. Publisher: Chichester (West Sussex): John Wiley and Sons, cop. 2005  (Library)
  • Reconstructing Quaternary environments. Edition: 3rd ed. Author: Lowe, J. J. Publisher: London : Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2014  (Library)
  • Practical and theoretical geoarchaeology. Edition: -. Author: Goldberg, Paul. Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishing, 2008  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • Sedimentología: del proceso físico a la cuenca sedimentaria. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Madrid : Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2010.  (Library)
  • Stratigraphy: A Modern Synthesis. Edition: 1st ed. 2016. Author: Miall, Andrew. Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2016  (Library)
  • Principles of sedimentology and stratigraphy. Edition: Fifth edition, Pearson new international edition, 2013. Author: Boggs, Sam. Publisher: Harlow : Pearson Education Limited, 2014  (Library)
  • Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments [Recurso electrónico]. Edition: -. Author: Gornitz, Vivien. Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2009.  (Library)
  • Earth sciences and archaeology. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: New York [etc.]: Kluwer Academic Plenum, cop. 2001  (Library)
  • Techniques in archaeological geology. Edition: -. Author: Garrison, Ervan G.. Publisher: Berlín, [etc.]: Springer, cop. 2003  (Library)
  • Paleoclimatology. Edition: -. Author: Crowley, Thomas J.. Publisher: New York [etc.]: Oxford University Press, cop. 1991  (Library)
  • Geology for archaeologists : a short introduction . Edition: -. Author: Allen< strong>< span>, John R. L.. Publisher: Oxford : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd, [2017]  (Library)
  • Global environments through the quaternary : exploring environmental change . Edition: -. Author: Anderson< strong>< span>, David A. Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University, 2013  (Library)