Geomorphology and Geoarchaeology

larko2240  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Geomorphology and Geoarchaeology
5.00 credits
15.0 h

  This learning unit is not being organized during year 2022-2023.

Main themes
The course proposes an introduction to the application of Earth science (geology, geomorphology, pedology) concepts and methods in archaeological contexts.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Through this course, students will receive a general introduction to geoarchaeology (concepts, methods, applications). At the end of the course, students should be able to locate relevant information in specialized reference sources, and to identify geoscientific techniques amenable to the resolution of archaeological research questions.
Introduction to geoarchaeology (disciplinary history, major geomorphological contexts, bibliography); introduction to sedimentology and pedology (description and characterization of soils
and sediments, notion of sedimentary facies); archaeological micromorphology (principles and applications); alluvial geoarchaeology; coastal geoarchaeology; introduction to archaeoseismology; introduction to geographical information systems (GIS).
Course given in English
Teaching methods
The course is organised in 2-or 4-hours modules, each of them devoted to a particular theme in geoarchaeology or GIS by an invited expert.
Evaluation methods
Research paper to be submitted at the end of the session; topics suggested by the instructor but students may also suggest their own topics (subject to the instructor's approval). The research paper can be written in English or French.
La bibliographie sera exposée durant la première séance de cours.
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