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Archaeology is, among human sciences, the discipline with the strongest importance for the rediscovery, but also for the preservation and protection of cultural heritage, as Humankind’s universal patrimony. You will be introduced to the way we ourselves reflect on and are engaged with the study of human past: from the practical and material recovery of ancient traces in the field to the study and interpretation. On the other hand, the discovery of human past implies the correct conservation and presentation for both experts and general public: the study and protection of the past we share every day prevent from any possible destruction, misuse, abuse and thus cancellation of human memory. “Recovering the Humankind's Past and Saving the Universal Heritage” presents to a large public Archaeology as a historical discipline: through an inter-disciplinary perspective you will follow the evolution and change of archaeology to the moment when natural sciences contributed to make the historical reconstructions scientifically sound; the aid of informatics and of virtual reconstructions gives new fascination to the already strong suggestion of Archaeology, as the discipline of discovery par excellence. Within this frame, Ebla, which is the glory of the Sapienza school of Oriental archaeology, will have an exemplary meaning in the course development as a long lasting experience on the field and an excellent example of the scientific results of combined researches and disciplines. Moreover, the course will focus on actual, innovative instruments to preserve, monitor and give value to cultural heritage through a multidisciplinary approach, based on a deep archaeological and historical knowledge but also on ICT technologies. The wide adoption of ICT technologies in our daily life is also impacting in the way in which we interact with our cultural heritage in particular in terms of preservation and dissemination of cultural objects. In this course you will learn the basic techniques to digitize cultural objects and obtain 3D digital copies of a physical objects such as statues, vases or archaeological sites. We will also discuss how to structure the raw data in order to facilitate and make effective the access to digital contents. In particular, we will present the European Data Model, a framework for collecting, connecting and enriching data on cultural objects provided by a number of museum, archives, sites and libraries in Europe....
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The inter-disciplinary perspective of Archaeology, the Ebla discovery, the use of ICT technologies and the introduction of the Europeana Data Model as a framework for collecting, connecting and enriching data will be the focus of the course....
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Getting Started10 min
Course Format10 min
Communication within the class10 min
Quiz Availability10 min
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Lecture 110 min
Lecture 210 min
Collaborative Activities10 min
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Week 1 - The recovery of the human past and the protection of the universal heritage.

We will start our enquiry by discussing how ancient societies kept memory of their own past, an aspect which, in fact, was fundamental to their identity. Shifting towards modern times, we will then reflect how the material past is preserved and how we refer to it. Homework available since ...
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4 vidéos (Total 68 min), 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Section 1.2 - The memory of the past in ancient civilizations - (min. 15:43)15 min
Section 1.3 - Preservation of the past and reference to the past - (min. 18:45)18 min
Section 1.4 - The appropriation and destruction of the others' past - (min. 19:23)19 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz Week 1 24 min
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Week 2 - The birth of archaeology and its role in the contemporary world.

The study of the past of the planet marked the first serious reflections on humankind’s past, although archaeology was in fact considered the practice to collect objects. “New Archaeology” represents the first major revolution, promptly followed by the more structured and aggressive “Processual Archaeology". The opening towards different disciplines implied the “loss of innocence” for archaeology, bringing at the same time scientific methods into the reconstructions of the past. Homework available since ...
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4 vidéos (Total 65 min), 1 quiz
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Section 2.2 - Renaissance in the western world, and the Renaissance - (min. 13:38)13 min
Section 2.3 - The birth of Archaeology as a historical discipline - (min. 17:58)17 min
Section 2.4 - The Archaeology of prehistory and the Archaeology outside the Old World: the enlargement of horizons from the Americas to India, and China. - (min. 15:44)15 min
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Quiz Week 224 min
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Week 3 - The birth of archaeology and its role in the contemporary world.

Field archaeology entails discovery, but is a matter of fact that discovering brings a great responsibility because it is a process of destruction. Digging means observing, recording, interpreting. Archaeological excavation is an harmonious trade-off between an intellectual and a manual labor. In fact, archaeological interpretation is a path shifting between identity and alterity. Homework available since ...
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3 vidéos (Total 29 min), 1 quiz
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Section 3.2 - Scientific methods in Archaeological Reconstructions - (min. 10:05)10 min
Section 3.3 - Archaeology as Science - (min. 07:40)7 min
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Quiz Week 324 min
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Week 4 - The birth of archaeology and its role in the contemporary world.

Material remains of the past and their state of recovery vary according also to environments. Surface surveys lead to a more intense knowledge of territories, visualizing archaeologicallandscapes in a variety of ecological situations. The objectives of archaeological research have been moulded in the historical development of the discipline. Historical sources have always been a sourceof inspiration for research, opening new problems. Chronology is a construct depending on dating tools, and scientific methods have been employed in determining an absolute chronology. Homework available since ...
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4 vidéos (Total 49 min), 1 quiz
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Section 4.2 - Stratigraphical Archaeology .... - (min. 15:28)15 min
Section 4.3 - The Archaeological excavation as operation of Harmony .... - (min. 12:07)12 min
Section 4.4 - The Archaeological interpretation .... - (min. 10:18)10 min
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Quiz Week 424 min
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par CDMar 2nd 2017

Such a treasure of information.\n\nThank you to the whole great team ~.~

par JEMay 26th 2018

Excellent course material. Very Interesting and easy to follow.

Enseignants

Paolo Matthiae

Emeritus Professor of Archaeology
Dipartimento delle Scienze dell'Antichità

Davide Nadali

PhD in Near Eastern Archaeology

Andrea Vitaletti

Ph.D. in Computer Science
Computer Science

Emanuel Demetrescu

PhD candidate

À propos de Sapienza University of Rome

Sapienza University of Rome, founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII, is the oldest University in Rome and the largest in Europe. Since its founding over 700 years ago, Sapienza has played an important role in Italian history and has been directly involved in key changes and developments in society, economics and politics. It has contributed to the development of Italian and European science and culture in all areas of knowledge. The main campus, designed by Marcello Piacentini, was opened in 1935. It is situated close to the city centre, and is the largest in Europe - a real city within a city where teaching activities are integrated with libraries and museums as well as comprehensive student services. Faculties and Departments also carry out their activities in decentralized locations in different parts of the city. There are two other university campuses elsewhere in Lazio. Sapienza offers a vast array of courses including degree programmes, PhD courses, one to two year professional courses, and Specialization Schools in many disciplines, run by 63 Departments and 11 Faculties. ...

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