Studying Digital Geoarchaeology

The current course work regarding digital geoarchaeology (IVGA) deals with a broad spectrum of theories, methods and practical research at the interface of archaeological sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences and computer science. For this, case studies from all epochs and regions of the history of mankind are used. Generally the courses are being given in German.

An emphasis is on practical training. Field work opportunities are regularly being offered within the framework of national and 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 IVGA excursions is the landscape influenced both by man and nature, which is why not only archaeological sites, but also geotopes may be visited in field trips.

The courses and modules of Digital Geoarchaeology 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 programmes can take these modules as part of the general studies course or as part of their compulsory electives or supplementary subjects. There is no separate MA course on digital geoarchaeology, but there are opportunities for writing a PhD thesis.

Courses offered since 2016/17

SemesterEventTitleLecturer
SS2020LectureNatural Disasters in the Archaeological RecordT. Sonnemann
SS2020SeminarDiscussing Natural DisastersT. Sonnemann
SS2020ExerciseGeophysical Prospection of Castle NeideckP. Burgdorf
SS2020Exercise/FieldworkMonitoring Heritage 2020 - Summer SchoolT. Sonnemann, M. Hess
    
WS19/20LectureThoughts about 'digital' ArchaeologyT. Sonnemann
WS19/20SeminarLandscape ArchaeologyM. Kostyrko
WS19/20ExerciseJerusalem GIS-Mapping and Analysis using archaelogical data as a projectT. Sonnemann
WS19/20FieldworkSearching for a WWII-bomber by Geophysical ProspectionT. Sonnemann
WS19/201-Day ExcursionFollowing the footsteps of Alexander von Humboldt in the Fichtel MountainsT. Sonnemann
    
SS2019LectureArchaeology of UrbanismT. Sonnemann
SS2019SeminarPioneer SettlementsT. Sonnemann
SS2019Seminar/ExerciseRemote sensing in archaeology of the recent pastM. Kostyrko
SS20191-Day ExcursionDLR Oberpfaffenhofen (Open Day)T. Sonnemann
SS2019FieldworkIntroduction to Airborne Laser Scanning Data Processing and InterpretationM. Kostyrko
SS2019FieldworkGeophysical Surveys of Augusta RauricaM. Ranzinger, T. Sonnemann
    
WS18/19LectureGeophysical prospection and GeoarchaeologyT. Sonnemann
WS18/19SeminarSicily - Urban development and water management from an archaeological perspectiveT. Sonnemann
WS18/19ExerciseIntroduction to Geographic Information Systems in Archaeology using QGISM. Kostyrko
WS18/191-Day ExcursionMycenea Special Exhibition in Karlsruhe

T. Sonnemann, A. Schäfer

WS18/19Grand ExcursionSicily - Archaeology Mirroring Natural Space and Resources

T. Sonnemann, M. Konrad

    
SS2018LectureWater - an archaeological view on historic resource managementT. Sonnemann
SS2018SeminarInterdisciplinary Project science on TV - creating a video post on an archaeological topicM. Hüsener, T. Sonnemann
SS2018ExerciseTheory and Application of GPR in Archaeology - Medieval themesT. Sonnemann
SS2018FieldworkGeophysical prospection of Augusta Raurica, SwitzerlandT. Sonnemann
SS2018FieldworkMonitoring Heritage 2018 - International Summer SchoolT. Sonnemann
SS20181-Day ExcursionGeoarchaeological and Historic Aspects of the River RegnitzT. Sonnemann
SS2018TutorialDigital GeoarchaeologyB. Botzler
    
WS17/18LectureRemote Sensing Methods in Landscape archaeology (in German)T. Sonnemann
WS17/18

Seminar

Climate and Cultural History (in German)K. Kothieringer
WS17/18Exercise

QGIS in Archaeoloy - Introduction to an Open Source Geoinformation System (in German)

T. Sonnemann, P. Burgdorf

WS17/18FieldworkGPR-Survey of a Roman Villa at Kressbronn near Lake Constance

T. Sonnemann, V. Fischer

WS17/18

Fieldwork

Iron and Bronze Age Landscape and Settlement history of the Northern Franconian JuraK. Kothieringer
WS17/181-Day Excursion1-day-visit to the CAA2018 conference in TübingenT. Sonnemann
    
SS17LectureDisasters in the Archaeological Record (in German)T. Sonnemann
SS17SeminarMonitoring and Response to Protect Cultural Sites unter threat (in German)T. Sonnemann
SS17ExerciseTheory and Application of GPR in Archaeology (prehistoric themes)T. Sonnemann
SS17

Fieldwork

Settlement Archaeology in the Silvretta-Mountains (Switzerland)

K. Kothieringer, T. Sonnemann

SS171-Day ExkursionVisiting the Exhibiton and Talk "America after the Ice"

K. Kothieringer, T. Sonnemann

SS17TutorialDigital GeoarchaeologyB. Botzler
    
WS16/17LectureNon-invasive Analysis of Cultural Landscapes (in German)T. Sonnemann
WS16/17SeminarPioneering Work in the Archaeological Sciences (in German)T. Sonnemann
WS16/17SeminarUsing Environmental Archives as Sources for Archaeology (in German)K. Kothieringer
WS16/17ExerciseWorking with archaeolgoical Data in GIS (in German)T. Sonnemann