Urban Archaeology

Objectives

1. To acquire actualized knowledge on archaeological work in urban environment and the theoretical distinctive contents of Urban Archaeology and the praxis in towns.
2. To learn the evolution of the main concepts of town.
3. To obtain basic knowledge on theoretical principles and strategies that allow a Urban Archaeology practice in a town and the correspondent methodologies of work.
4. To develop student competencies in handling and critical perspectives on management instruments of archaeological work in towns.

General characterization

Code

722051278

Credits

10.0

Responsible teacher

Rodrigo de Araújo Martins Banha da Silva

Hours

Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language

Portuguese

Prerequisites

Available soon

Bibliography

AAVV, I Encontro Nacional de Arqueologia Urbana (Setúbal, 1985). Lisboa, Ministério da Educação e Cultura/Secretaria de Estado da Cultura/ Instituto Português do Património Cultural, 1986.
AAVV, Vivir las Ciudades Históricas - Coloquio Ciudades Modernas Superpuestas a las Antiguas, 10 años de investigación. Mérida, Consórcio de la Ciudad Monumental Histórico-Artística y Arqueológica de Mérida, 1996.
AAVV, Report on Urban Archaeology in Europe. Bruxelas, Conselho da Europa, 2001.
JONES, B., Past Imperfect - The Story of Rescue Archaeology. Londres, Heinemann. 1980.
LEMOS, F.S.; MARTINS, M.R., A Arqueologia Urbana em Portugal, in Penélope. Fazer e Desfazer a História, n.º7. Lisboa, Edições Cosmos e Cooperativa penélope, 1992, p. 93-103.

Teaching method

Masterly conducted sessions with image projections. Pratical sessions including handling GIS and other archaeological data. Sessions with guest investigators are provided, with discussion. Visits to archaeological museums and urban sites or excavations.

Evaluation method

Available soon

Subject matter

1. Concept of Urban Archaeology and its problematics.
2. The historical evolution of Urban Archaeology as a discipline.
3. The evolution of the urban concept, from Antiquity to present days. The origins of urban phenomena: urbanism and “proto-urbanism”.
4. Work methodologies in Urban Archaeology.
5. Management instruments of archaeological praxis in urban context, the European and Portuguese cases.

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