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Summer School - Methods of microscopy in archaeology, 2022, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Publish Date: Mar 17, 2022

Deadline: May 15, 2022

Event Dates: from Jul 10, 2022 12:00 to Jul 23, 2022 12:00

The course is based on practical using of various types of microscope. It presents the range of microscopic methods used in archaeology to collect analytical measurable data from the archaeological finds.
This programme is designed as a part of our Intensive 2 Week Summer School, where multiple courses from a wide of Masaryk University study programmes and departments will be offered. These courses will be arranged in an intensive and dynamic form, each working day there will be an academic session, and these may take the form of a lecture, seminar, company visit or practical field work.
In addition to the academics, cultural and social programming will be offered, including the option of a one-day excursion to Vienna and/or Prague.

Academic Overview
Classes take place Monday-Friday (usually) in the mornings. The site visits and learning outside the classroom takes place in the afternoons. Culture/social activities will take place in the afternoons/nights.

Topics included:

  • Theory - microscopy in archaeology. Methods, types of microscope, description and function of microscope devices.
  • Practice – operation of various types of microscopes
  • Theory - Immerse method in lithic raw-materials determination
  • Practice - Determination of raw-material of lithics using Immerse method
  • Theory - the Use-wear methods
  • Practice - Use-wear analysis of lithic chipped tools
  • Practice - Use-wear analysis of bone and antler tools
  • Practice – Use-wear analysis of metal tools and artefacts
  • Theory - Micrometric analysis of metal work decoration
  • Theory and Practice – Microscopy of ceramics using thin sections and polished sections

What is included in the cost?
The cost of this program is €1000, with a €100 discount for partner universities. The cost breakdowns as follows:

Fees include:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation in Brno
  • Opening and Closing receptions
  • Culture activities around Brno
  • Day trip to Prague or Vienna
  • 24/7 support
  • Social programme

Students should budget an additional €200-500 depending on their spending habits for food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and fun "optional" activities in Brno.

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