Topic ID #32106 - posted 4/4/2014 2:33 AM

Archaeological digs in the ROMAN TERMAE in DIOCLETIANOPOLIS and GIS applied in Archaeology


The course is focused on the documenting the architectural structures using Total station and the appropriate software. The practice will be combined with work at the site, exploring of new archaeological remains and documenting the artifacts found.

The aim of the course is to make students familiar with the basic methods of field archeology with a special focus on the GIS (geographic information system) surveying. The students will be trained how to use electronic survey equipment (Total Station) to perform horizontal and vertical measurements in reference to a grid system.

The course is suitable both for beginners and advanced in field archaeology. The first part is devoted to practice on the archaeological site and working with the archaeological finds. In the second week the following topics will be covered: Topographic surveys; Construction project layout (building corners, control and offset lines); Leveling; Traverse surveys and adjustments; Building Face Surveys; Resections; Areas; Intersections; Point Projections. Daily survey information will be downloaded into CAD programs and students will gain basic skills on working with specific software and electronic data processing.

The third part of the course is devoted to educational trips to the open air sites and museum collections in the area. The students will be guided by professional archaeologist and all visits will be accompanied by educational lectures on Greek and Roman history and archaeology.

Affiliation: RSF Archaeological Trust 

Director of the excavations: Assos. Prof. Dr. Mitko Madzharov.

Session dates:

Session 1: June 14 – June 28, 2014

Session 2: June 28 - July 12, 2014

Session 3: July 12 - July 26, 2014

Session 4: July 26 – August 9, 2014

Application Deadline: April 30, 2014

Minimum age: 18;

Minimum length of stay: One session - 15 days;

Number of places available: 5

Language: English;

Experience required: None; 

Admission fee: Full session 15 days - 893 ERU

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