Studying Digital Geoarchaeology
Courses regarding digital geoarchaeology (IVGA) deal with a broad spectrum of theories, methods and practical research at the interface between archaeological sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences and computer science. For this, case studies from all epochs and regions of the history of mankind and mankind are used. Generally the courses are being given in German.
An emphasis is on practical training. Internships and field work opportunities are regularly being offered within the framework of national and international research projects international research projects of the IVGA, so that students are given immediate insights into current research. For the same purpose, the participation in scientific conferences, workshops, and lectures by external researchers is anticipated. Focus of the IVGA excursions is the landscape influenced both by man and nature, which is why not only archaeological sites, but also geotopes are being visited in field trips.
The courses and modules of the IVGA are offered within the framework of the BA Archaeology and some modules are offered to MA students of the heritage sciences. Students of other BA and MA programs can take IVGA export modules as part of the general studies course or as part of their compulsory electives or supplementary subjects. There is no separate IVGA MA course, but there are opportunities for writing a PhD thesis.
Courses Offered since Winter Semester of 2016/17
Semester Event Name Lecturer WS18/19 Lecture Geophysical prospection and Geoarchaeology T. Sonnemann WS18/19 Seminar Sicily - Urban development and water management from an archaeological perspective T. Sonnemann WS18/19 Exercise Introduction to Geographic Information Systems in Archaeology using QGIS M. Kostyrko WS18/19 1-Day Excursion Mycenea Special Exhibition in Karlsruhe
T. Sonnemann, A. Schäfer
WS18/19 Grand Excursion Sicily
T. Sonnemann, M. Konrad
SS2018 Lecture Water - an archaeological view on historic resource management T. Sonnemann SS2018 Seminar Interdisciplinary Project science on TV - creating a video post on an archaeological topic M. Hüsener, T. Sonnemann SS2018 Exercise Theory and Application of GPR in Archaeology - Medieval themes T. Sonnemann SS2018 Archaeological Fieldwork Geophysical prospection of Augusta Raurica, Switzerland T. Sonnemann SS2018 Archaeological Fieldwork Monitoring Heritage 2018 - International Summer School T. Sonnemann SS2018 1-Day Excursion Geoarchaeological and Historic Aspects of the River Regnitz T. Sonnemann SS2018 Tutorial Digital Geoarchaeology B. Botzler WS17/18 Lecture Remote Sensing Methods in Landscape archaeology (in German) T. Sonnemann WS17/18
Climate and Cultural History (in German) K. Kothieringer WS17/18 Exercise
- QGIS in Archaeoloy - Introduction to an Open Source Geoinformation System (in German)
T. Sonnemann, P. Burgdorf
WS17/18 Archaeological Fieldwork GPR-Survey of a Roman Villa at Kressbronn near Lake Constance
T. Sonnemann, V. Fischer
Iron and Bronze Age Landscape and Settlement history of the Northern Franconian Jura K. Kothieringer WS17/18 1-Day Excursion 1-day-visit to the CAA2018 conference in Tübingen T. Sonnemann SS17 Lecture Disasters in the Archaeological Record (in German) T. Sonnemann SS17 Seminar Monitoring and Response to Protect Cultural Sites unter threat (in German) T. Sonnemann SS17 Exercise Theory and Application of GPR in Archaeology (prehistoric themes) T. Sonnemann SS17
in the Silvretta-Mountains (Switzerland)
K. Kothieringer, T. Sonnemann
SS17 1-Day Exkursion Visiting the Exhibiton and Talk "America after the Ice"
K. Kothieringer, T. Sonnemann
SS17 Tutorial Digital Geoarchaeology B. Botzler WS16/17 Lecture Non-invasive Analysis of Cultural Landscapes (in German) T. Sonnemann WS16/17 Seminar Pioneering Work in the Archaeological Sciences (in German) T. Sonnemann WS16/17 Seminar Using Environmental Archives as Sources for Archaeology (in German) K. Kothieringer WS16/17 Exercise Working with archaeolgoical Data in GIS (in German) T. Sonnemann