COURSE DESCRIPTION

Archaeological Analyses of Iron Age Non-Ceramic Finds


Programme:

Comparative Studies of Ideas and Cultures (3rd level)

Modul:
Millenia between the Adriatic and the Danube

Course code: 13

Year of study: Without


Course principal:
Assoc. Prof. Anton Velušček, Ph.D.

ECTS: 6

Workload: lectures 60 hours, seminar 30 hours

Course type: general elective

Languages: Slovene, English

Learning and teaching methods: lectures, discussions classes

 

Course Syllabus

Content (Syllabus outline)

1. Research methods on non-ceramic Archaeological finds:

  • Archaeological sources, typology, chronology, distribution, function

 

2. Metal finds:

  • Weaponry
  • Clothing accessories
  • Tools
  • Equipment
  • Harnesses
  • Carts
  • Vessels

 

3. Non-ceramic and imported finds:

  • Glass and amber finds
  • Bone finds
  • Wooden finds
  • Imported finds
  • Evidence of non-ceramic finds for reconstructing historical development

 

Readings

Hallstatt Period

  • Božič, D. 2010. Zum Panzergrab von Stična und der Verlässlichkeit der Grabzusammenhänge in der Sammlung Mecklenburg. Acta Praehistorica et Archaeologica 42: 155–172.
  • Božič, D. 2016. Graves from the Certosa Phase in Early Iron Age Barrow 48 at Stična. Prilozi Instituta za arheologiju u Zagrebu 33: 155-170.
  • Božič, D., A. Gaspari in D. Pirkmajer 2020. Poznohalštatska grobova s Kovka nad Hrastnikom v Zasavju. Arheološki vestnik 71: 499-525.
  • Carniola Archaeologica 1, 1986; 3, 1993 – 5, 2000; 7, 2013. Novo mesto.
  • Dular, J. 2003. Halštatske nekropole Dolenjske. Ljubljana.
  • Dular, J. in S. Tecco Hvala ur. 2018. Železnodobno naselje Most na Soči. Razprave. Zbirka Opera Instituti archaeologici Sloveniae 34. Ljubljana.
  • Egg, M. 1986. Italische Helme. Studien zu den älter eisenzeitlichen Helmen Italiens und der Alpen. Mainz.
  • Egg, M. 1996. Das hallstattzeitliche Fürstengrab von Strettweg bei Judenburg in der Obersteiermark. Mainz.
  • Egg, M. in D. Kramer ur. 2013. Die hallstattzeitlichen Fürstengräber von Kleinklein in der Steiermark. Der Kröllkogel. Mainz.
  • Gabrovec, S. 1987. Jugoistočnoalpska regija sa zapadnom Panonijom. Dolenjska grupa, Svetolucijska grupa, Notranjska grupa in Ljubljanska grupa. V: Praistorija jugoslavenskih zemalja 5, Željezno doba, Sarajevo: 29-181.
  • Gabrovec, S. 1999. 50 Jahre Archäologie der älteren Eisenzeit in Slowenien. Arheološki vestnik 50: 145-188.
  • Gabrovec, S. 2006. Stična 2/1, Gomile starejše železne dobe. Katalog. Ljubljana.
  • Glasperlen der vorrömischen Eisenzeit 1, 1983 – 4, 1995. Mainz, Espelkamp.
  • Grahek, L. in O. Kovač 2020. Podzemelj: železnodobno središče v Beli krajini v luči novih raziskav. Arheološki vestnik 71: 435-467.
  • Gutjahr, C. in G. Tiefengraber ur. 2015. Beiträge zu Hallstattzeit am Rande der Südostalpen. Rahden/Westf.
  • Guštin, M. 1979. Notranjska. K začetkom železne dobe na severnem Jadranu. Ljubljana.
  • Guštin, M. in A. Preložnik 2005. Sajevce. Arheološki vestnik 56: 113-168.
  • Hochdorf 1, 1985 – 6, 2006. Stuttgart.
  • Lucke, W. in O.-H. Frey 1962. Die Situla in Providence (Rhode Island). Ein Beitrag zur Situlenkunst des Osthallstattkreises. Berlin.
  • Marzatico, F. in P. Gleirscher ur. 2004. Guerrieri, principi ed eroi fra il Danubio e il Po dalla Preistoria all’Alto Medioevo. Trento.
  • Pettarin, S. 2006. Le necropoli di San Pietro al Natisone e Dernazzacco. Roma.
  • Prähistorische Bronzefunde, Abt. I-XX. München, Stuttgart.
  • Svoljšak, D. in J. Dular 2016. Železnodobno naselje Most na Soči: gradbeni izvidi in najdbe. Zbirka Opera Instituti archaeologici Sloveniae 33. Ljubljana.
  • Šmit, Ž., B. Laharnar in P. Turk 2020. Analysis of prehistoric glass from Slovenia. Journal of archaeological science: reports 29, art. no. 102114.
  • Tecco Hvala, S., J. Dular in E. Kocuvan 2004. Železnodobne gomile na Magdalenski gori. Ljubljana.
  • Tecco Hvala, S. in B. Škvor Jernejčič 2017. Molnik pri Ljubljani v železni dobi. Zbirka Opera Instituti archaeologici Sloveniae 36. Ljubljana.
  • Teržan, B. 1976. Certoška fibula. Arheološki vestnik 27: 317-536.
  • Teržan, B. 1990. Starejša železna doba na Slovenskem Štajerskem. Ljubljana.
  • Teržan, B., E. Borgna in P. Turk 2016. Depo iz Mušje jame pri Škocjanu na Krasu: depojske najdbe bronaste in železne dobe na Slovenskem III. Katalogi in monografije 42. Ljubljana.
  • Tomedi, G. 2004. Das hallstattzeitliche Gräberfeld von Frög. Budapest.
  • Trachsel, M. 2004. Untersuchungen zur relativen und absoluten Chronologie der Hallstattzeit. Bonn.
  • Turk, P. 2020. Pod površino polnoročajnih mečev železnodobne dolenjske skupine. Arheološki vestnik 71: 555-567.

 

La Tène period

  • Božič, D. 1999. Die Erforschung der Latènezeit in Slowenien seit Jahr 1964. Arheološki vestnik 50: 189-213.
  • Božič, D. in M. Feugère 2004. Les instruments de l’écriture. Gallia 61: 21-41.
  • Brunaux, J.-L. in A. Rapin 1988. Gournay 2, Boucliers et lances. Dépôts et trophées. Paris.
  • Déchelette, J. 1927. Manuel d’archéologie préhistorique, celtique et gallo-romaine 4, Second âge du fer ou époque de La Tène. Paris.
  • Demetz, S. 1999. Fibeln der Spätlatène- und frühen römischen Kaiserzeit in den Alpenländern. Rahden/Westf.
  • Dizdar, M. 2013. Zvonimirovo Veliko polje. Groblje latenske kulture 1. Zagreb.
  • Endert, D. van 1991. Die Bronzefunde aus dem Oppidum von Manching. Stuttgart.
  • Feugère, M. 1994. Les casques antiques. Paris.
  • Feugère, M. in C. Rolley ur. 1991. La vaisselle tardo-républicaine en bronze. Dijon.
  • Gebhard, R. 1989. Der Glasschmuck aus dem Oppidum von Manching. Stuttgart.
  • Gebhard, R. 1991. Die Fibeln aus dem Oppidum von Manching. Stuttgart.
  • Gostenčnik, K. 2005. Die Beinfunde vom Magdalensberg. Klagenfurt.
  • Guštin, M. 1991. Posočje. Posočje in der jüngeren Eisenzeit. Ljubljana.
  • Jacobi, G. 1974. Werkzeug und Gerät aus dem Oppidum von Manching. Wiesbaden.
  • Lejars, Th. 1994. Gournay 3, Les fourreaux d’épée. Paris.Lejars, T. 2013. La Tène: La collection Schwab (Bienne, Suisse). Lausanne.
  • Schönfelder, M. 2002. Das spätkeltische Wagengrab von Boé (Dép. Lot-et-Garonne). Mainz.

 

Objectives and competences

Non-ceramic finds represent a very important part of the small finds at Iron Age sites, such as settlements, cult places, cemeteries, hoards, or water sites. Knowing about and studying these is crucial for chronological and cultural determination of the site, to assess economic and handcraft activities, settlement changes, clothing, military techniques, trade, burial customs, cult practices, and so on. Non-ceramic finds comprise objects made of non-precious and precious metals or alloys, glass, amber, bone, wood, and so on. Based on their function, they can be classified into numerous groups. A special group is objects imported from the Mediterranean world.

 

The aim of this course is thorough acquaintance with the types of non-ceramic finds and research methods, as well as using their evidence to reconstruct historical development.

 

Intended learning outcomes

Scientific article.

 

Assessment

Long written assignment (70 %), presentation (20 %), final examination (written/oral) (10 %).

MODULE GENERAL ELECTIVE COURSES

Archaeological Analyses of Iron Age Non-Ceramic Finds ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Anton Velušček, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Archaeology of Early Medieval Period ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Benjamin Štular, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

From Small Archaeological Finds to History ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Janka Istenič, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Interdisciplinary Research of Archaeological Sites ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Anton Velušček, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Palynology ǀ

Assist. Prof. Maja Andrič, Ph. D. ,

ECTS: 6

Roman Towns between the Adriatic and the Danube River ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Jana Horvat, Ph. D.,

ECTS: 6

Romanization ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Jana Horvat, Ph. D.,

ECTS: 6

The Neolithic and Eneolithic Periods in the Northern Adriatic ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Anton Velušček, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

The Pile-Dwelling Period in the Southeastern Alpine Region ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Anton Velušček, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Tool Hoards of the La Tène and Roman Periods ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Jana Horvat, Ph. D.,

ECTS: 6