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Underwater archaeology

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Course ID: 2800-DWPOD Erasmus code / ISCED: 08.4 / (0222) History and archaeology
Course title: Underwater archaeology Name in Polish: Archeologia podwodna
Organizational unit: Faculty of Archeology
Course groups: (in Polish) Wykłady ogólnoinstytutowe
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 1.50
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Language: Polish
Type of course:

elective courses
supplementary

Prerequisites (description):

The aim of the course is to introduce students with the knowledge concerning underwater archaeology, its methods of excavation and documentation, history of research as well as the most important finds.

Mode:

Classroom

Short description:

The course presents peculiarity of underwater archaeology, including its history, most important finds and development of researching methods. Archaeological sites from the territory of Poland, Baltic Sea, Mediterranean, Asia, Africa and Americas are circumscribed. Archaeology of deep waters (more than 100 m) is also taken into consideration.

Full description:

The course presents peculiarity of underwater archaeology, including untypical methods of excavation, documentation and pulling out the artifacts, all in historical perspective. Most important sites are presented during the course, i.e., from the territory of Poland (i.a., medieval bridges from Ostrów Lednicki), Baltic Sea (wrecks W-5, W-6 and "General Carleton"),Scandinavia (i.a., wrecks of "Wasa" and "Kronan" ships), Mediterranean (i.a., wrecks of Uluburun, Cape Gelidonya, Mahdia, Antikithera, Kyrenia, Yassi Ada), Asia (i.a., wreck Nanhai 1), Africa and Americas. Archaeology of deep waters (more than 100 m) in different places in the world is also taken into consideration.

Bibliography:

Selected literature:

Archaeologia Historica Polona 12, 2002.

Ballard, R. D., Tajemnice podwodnego świata, Warszawa 2002.

Ballard, R. D., Poszukiwania, Warszawa 2000.

Bass, G., Archeologia pod wodą. Wczesne lata, Warszawa-Londyn 2008.

Blot, J.-Y., Underwater Archaeology, 1996.

Bockius, R., Schifffahrt und Schiffbau in der Antike, Stuttgart 2007.

Dean, M., Guidelines on acceptable standards in underwater archaeology, St. Andrews 1988.

Grobicki, A., Skarby na dnie mórz, Gdańsk 1990.

Jundziłł, J., Rzymianie a morze, Bydgoszcz 1991.

Kola, A. (ed.)., Archeologia podwodna jezior Niżu Polskiego, Toruń 1995.

Kola, A., Wilke, G., Archeologia podwodna, część I: Badania w akwenach śródlądowych Europy Środkowej i Wschodniej, Toruń 1985

Kola, A., Wilke, G., Mosty sprzed tysiąca lat, Toruń 2000.

Koperkiewicz, A., Solen, Gdańsk 1986.

Krzyżak, J., Medycyna nurkowa, Poznań 2006.

Kurnatowska, Z. (ed.), Wczesnośredniowieczne mosty przy Ostrowie Lednickim, vol. I: Mosty traktu gnieźnieńskiego, Lednica-Toruń.

Myhre, B., Boathouses and naval organisation, in: Military Aspects of

Scandinavian Society in a European Perspective AD. 1-1300, A. Norgard Jorgensen, B.L. Clausen eds., Copenhagen 1997, p. 169-183.

Norgard Jorgensen, A., Sea defence in Denmark AD 200-1300, in: Military Aspects of Scandinavian Society in a European Perspective AD. 1-1300, A. Norgard Jorgensen, B.L. Clausen eds., Copenhagen 1997, p. 200-209.

Norgard Jorgensen, A., Sea defence in the Roman Iron Age, w: Military Aspects of the Aristocracy in Barbaricum in the Roman and Early Migration Periods, B. Storgaard (ed.), Copenhagen 2001, p. 67-82.

Norgard Jorgensen, A., Naval Bases in Southern Scandinavia, 7th to 12th Centuries, w: Maritime Warfare in Northern Europe. Technology, organization, logistics and administration 500 BC-1500 AD, A. Norgard Jorgensen et al. (ed)., Copenhagen 2002, p. 125-152.

Ossowski, W., Studia nad łodziami jednopiennymi z obszaru Polski, Gdańsk 1999.

Ossowski, W. (ed.), Wrak statku General Carleton, 1785, Gdańsk 2008.

Ossowski, W. (red.), The Copper Ship. A Medieval Shipwreck and its Cargo / Miedziowiec. Wrak średniowiecznego statku i jego ładunek, Gdańsk 2014.

Pedersen, O. C., Trakadas A, Hjortspring. A Pre-Roman Iron-Age Warship in Context, Ships and Boats of the North 5, Roskilde 2003

Skrok, Z., Archeologia mórz, Gdańsk 1982.

Skrok, Z., Archeologia podwodna, Warszawa 1991.

Smolarek, P., Dawne żaglowce, Gdańsk 1963.

Smolarek, P., Zabytki szkutnictwa skandynawskiego, Gdańsk 1963.

Smolarek, P., Studia nad szkutnictwem Pomorza Gdańskiego X-XIII wieku, Gdańsk 1969.

Sorensen, A. C., Ladby. A Danish Ship-Grave from the Viking Age, Ships and Boats of the North 3, Roskilde 2001.

Stone, D. L., Przewodnik nurka po wraku XIX-wiecznego żaglowca,

Warszawa-Londyn 2008.

Treasures of the Baltic Sera, ed. U. Djerw, J. Rönnby, Sandviken 2003.

Learning outcomes:

Capturing the knowledge concerning underwater archaeology, its methods, history of research and most important finds.

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Exam embracing the information presented during lecture:

-written (1st date)

-oral (2nd date).

Grade 5: 91-100% of the points acquired

Grade 4+: 81-90% of the points acquired

Grade 4: 71-80% of the points acquired

Grade 3+: 61-70% of the points acquired

Grade 3: 51-60% of the points acquired

Grade 2: 0-50% of the points acquired

Classes in period "Winter semester 2021/22" (past)

Time span: 2021-10-01 - 2022-02-20
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Type of class: Lecture, 30 hours, 20 places more information
Coordinators: Bartosz Kontny
Group instructors: Bartosz Kontny
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Examination: Examination
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