Second cycle degree in

Archaeological sciences

Class: LM-2 - Archaeology

Class LM-2 - Archaeology
Duration 2 years
Branch Padova
Language Italiano e Inglese
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator MICHELE ASOLATI
Access Open access with admission requirements

Next Calls for applications (international students) - A.Y. 2022/23:

  • 1st Call: 2 November 2021-2 February 2022
  • 2nd Call: 2 March-2 May 2022(non-EU)/2 September (EU)

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Curriculum: Applied sciences to cultural heritage materials and sites

A course that places students at the heart of archelogy studies and the history of pre-protohistoric, classical, and medieval art with strong methodological skills and in-depth knowledge of ancient history and written sources. Students will train in the management and enhancement of the archaeological, artistic, documentary, and monumental heritage. Students will carry out surveys and classify finds with IT and telematic tools. Students will complete the theoretical training with field experience at archaeological sites by consolidating the methodologies of stratigraphic excavation and territorial surface recognition, as well as graphic, photographic, and topographical instrumentation of reliefs and archaeological data computer processing. Students can pursue careers as superintendents at museums, archaeological parks, and research organizations.

Curricula
Applied sciences to cultural heritage materials and sites; Metodi e prospettive per lo studio delle culture

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Characteristics and objectives
The degree course provides advanced scientific, speculative, and operational methodological skills in the field of archeology and of pre-protohistoric, classical and medieval art, in addition to knowledge regarding ancient history and written sources.
The course develops skills in the cataloging, conservation, management, and enhancement of archeological, artistic, documentary, and monumental heritage with the addition of IT technology and telematic communication. Applications involve surveying monuments and archeological sites, the classification of archeological finds, the elaboration of images, and the IT management of scientific texts. Degree coursework entails theoretical training combined with hands-on experience (internships and laboratories) at archeological sites to consolidate previously acquired skills in the methodological context of stratigraphic archeological excavations, territorial surface reconnaissance, the use of graphic, photographic and topographic surveying instruments, and the IT processing of archeological data.

Occupational opportunities
The degree course trains archeologists qualified in the following contexts: in institutions (Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio, national museums, archeological parks, regional superintendence offices); in companies, cooperatives, and private groups that collaborate with the authorities tasked with protecting archeological heritage. Graduates are also specially equipped to act as consultants for the planning and management of archeological parks and sites; as teaching staff for state and civic museums; expert collaborators with research bodies involved with archeological heritage activities in public and private institutions, such as municipalities, provinces, regions, and foundations; as collaborators with publishers, journals, and other media specialized in the field of archeology.

Curricula
Applied sciences to cultural heritage materials and sites; Metodi e prospettive per lo studio delle culture

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Training

I Year GEOMORPHOLOGY OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE AND SITES [CFU 6] INTEGRATED ANALYSIS OF CULTURAL HERITAGE MATERIALS [CFU 8] HISTORICAL BUILDINGS AND SITES: CONSTRUCTIONAL AND STATIC PRINCIPLES [CFU 6] LABORATORY OF PREVENTIVE ARCHAEOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL RISK [CFU 3] DATING LABORATORY [CFU 4] FIELD LABORATORY WORK [CFU 3] PROTOHISTORY OF URBANIZATION IN NORTHERN ITALY [CFU 6] POST-CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY [CFU 6] GEOARCHAEOLOGY AND SOIL MICROMORPHOLOGY [CFU 6] ARCHAEOMETRY OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL MATERIALS: CHARACTERIZATION, DATING, PROVENANCE [CFU 6] GEOPHYSICS FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING [CFU 6] HISTORY AND PREHISTORY OF ANTHROPIC LANDSCAPE [CFU 6] BIOARCHAEOLOGY [CFU 6] AUTHENTICATION: CONCEPTS AND METHODS [CFU 6] MATERIALS PROPERTIES, USE AND CONSERVATION: METALS AND METALLURGICAL PROCESSES [CFU 6] URBAN HISTORY: METHODOLOGIES OF HISTORIC RESEARCH FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE SITES [CFU 6] COMMUNICATION AND DIGITAL EXPERIENCE IN CULTURAL HERITAGE [CFU 6] ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE [CFU 6] MATERIALS PROPERTIES, USE AND CONSERVATION: PIGMENTS AND DYES [CFU 6] EXEGESIS AND RECEPTION OF LATIN LITERARY TEXTS [CFU 6] ANCIENT DRAMA AND RECEPTION ON THE MODERN STAGE [CFU 6] BYZANTINE HISTORY AND CIVILIZATION [CFU 6] HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS [CFU 6] STUDY OF MANUSCRIPTS [CFU 6] MANAGEMENT AND VALORIZATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE [CFU 6] PRACTICAL TRAINING, EXCURSIONS AND EXCAVATIONS [CFU 6] ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE LABORATORY [CFU 3] IMAGE PROCESSING LABORATORY [CFU 3] PROTOHISTORIC MATERIALS LABORATORY [CFU 3] POSTCLASSICAL METHODS, TOOLS AND MATERIALS LABORATORY [CFU 3] NUMISMATIC RESEARCH METHODOLOGY LABORATORY [CFU 6] LABORATORY OF STATISTICS FOR ARCHAEOLOGY [CFU 3] EXCAVATION AND STUDY OF THE SITES OF PRE-ROMAN ITALY [CFU 6] EXCAVATION AND STUDY OF THE EXTRA-URBAN SITES [CFU 6] EXCAVATION AND STUDY OF ANCIENT CITIES - AQUILEIA 2 [CFU 6] EXCAVATION AND STUDY OF ANCIENT CITIES - NORA 2 [CFU 6] EXCAVATION AND STUDY OF POST-CLASSICAL SITES [CFU 6] WORK PLACEMENT AND WORKSHOP [CFU 6] ENGLISH LANGUAGE B2 (PRODUCTIVE SKILLS) [CFU 3] ITALIAN LANGUAGE - TAL B2 [CFU 3] ENGLISH LANGUAGE TAL B2 [CFU 3] 3D SURVEY METHODS AND TECNOLOGIES FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE [CFU 6] MEDIAEVAL AND MODERN NUMISMATICS [CFU 6] ETRUSCAN-ITALIC AND CELTIC ARCHEOLOGY [CFU 6] INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY AND ART HISTORY: CONCEPTS AND METHODS [CFU 6] MATERIALS PROPERTIES, USE AND CONSERVATION: CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND BINDERS [CFU 6] MATERIALS PROPERTIES, USE AND CONSERVATION: NATURAL STONE MATERIALS AND TOOLS [CFU 6] ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE ROMAN PROVINCES [CFU 6] IMAGES AND ANCIENT SOCIETY [CFU 6] PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES OF ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE [CFU 6] PRODUCTIONS AND TRADE IN THE CLASSIC WORLD [CFU 6] URBANISM OF THE CLASSICAL WORLD [CFU 6] ARCHAEOLOGY OF POST-CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE [CFU 6] REMOTE SENSING FOR GEOMORPHOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY [CFU 6] MATERIALS PROPERTIES, USE AND CONSERVATION: CERAMICS [CFU 6] MATERIALS PROPERTIES, USE AND CONSERVATION: GLASS, GLAZES, FAIENCES, MOSAICS [CFU 6] HISTORY AND THEORY OF RESTORATION [CFU 6] BRONZE AGE ARCHAEOLOGY OF CENTRAL ASIA, IRAN AND THE INDUS VALLEY [CFU 6] MATERIALS PROPERTIES, USE AND CONSERVATION: MACROMOLECULES AND GENETICS [CFU 6] MATERIALS PROPERTIES, USE AND CONSERVATION: BIOMATERIALS AND BIOMINERALS [CFU 6] INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC METHODS AND PRINCIPLES: CONCEPTS OF EARTH SCIENCES, MINERALOGY, PETROLOGY, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY [CFU 6] GEOMORPHOLOGY [CFU 6] ARCHAEOMETRY OF BUILDING MATERIALS AND CERAMIC MATERIALS [CFU 6] GEORESOURCES FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE: RAW MATERIALS, PRODUCTION PROCESSES AND METHODS OF ANALYSIS [CFU 6] NON-INVASIVE METHODS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF CULTURAL HERITAGE [CFU 6] DATABASES AND DATA PROCESSING [CFU 6] CULTURAL HERITAGE, CULTURAL GOODS, CULTURAL MARKET: LEGAL ASSESSMENT IN A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE [CFU 6] GREEK EPIGRAPHY [CFU 6] ROMAN EPIGRAPHY AND INSTITUTIONS [CFU 6] HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST [CFU 6] ANTIQUITY AND MEDIAEVAL INSTITUTIONS [CFU 6] HISTORY OF THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES [CFU 6] RELIGIONS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD [CFU 6]