Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Letters
Lecture Code BI300001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 考古学基礎実習A
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Basic Practice in Archaeology A
ノジマ ヒサシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Fri5-7:LET A202
Lesson Style Practical Lesson Style
(More Details)
Face-to-face teaching, but Microsoft Teams will be used. (Please check your "posts (chats)", "files", and "assignments" in Teams as they are posted in class),  Laboratory exercise 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 09 : Archaeology/Cultural Heritage
Eligible Students for sophomore students
Keywords Drawing, Pottery, Metal object,Practical work experience 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Special laboratory course on archaeology 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Geography, Archaeology, and Cultural Heritage
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Acquisition of the ability of operating surveying and drawing instruments, video apparatus and computer and acquisition of the basic ability of information processing and visual expression 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The aim of this practice is to acquire fundamental skills for archaeological researches. The plan of this lecture is to learn a skill for handling archaeological finds, and drawing potteries, lithic, metal objects on archaeological methods. 
Class Schedule Class 1; Lecture on drawing method of archaeological finds, with using measuring tools.
Class 2; Observation of actual measurement work
Class 3; Measurement of earthenware (Yayoi earthenware (complete pieces)).
Class 4; Actual measurement of pottery (Yayoi earthenware (shard reconstruction)).
Class 5; Measurements  of earthenware (Sue ware (cup body)).
Class 6; Measurements  of earthenware (Sue ware (cup lid)).
Class 7;  Measurements of earthenware (Sue ware (bowl))
Class 8; Observation and measurement of metallic vessels.
Class 9; Measurements of metallic vessels (bronze arrowheads).
Class 10; easurements of metallic vessels (bronze swords).
Class 11; Measurement of metallic vessels (iron tools).
Class 12; Explanation on the handling of excavated materials, and actual joining and restoration of excavated artifacts.
Class 13; The same as the above (reconstruction of jointed earthenware).
Class 14; The same as the above (reconstruction of Sue ware joints).
Class 15;The same as the above (reconstruction of plaster filling).
Distributed paper 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Measuring tools for drawing, Archaeological finds from excavations. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Class 1; Understanding that a fine measured drawing includes many information about an archaeological find itself.
Class 2; Understanding some fundamental method of drawing of archaeological finds.
Class 3; We have to grasp age, making methods, intended use, and it’s sign of having been used, from many archaeological finds, especially shards of earthenwear.
Class 4; Same as above.
Class 5; Same as above.
Class 6; Same as above.
Class 7; Same as above.
Class 8; We have to grasp age, making methods, intended use, and it’s sign of having been used, from many archaeological finds, especially metal objects.
Class 9; Same as above.
Class 10; Same as above.
Class 11; Same as above.
Class 12; We have to grasp age, making methods, intended use, and it’s sign of having been used, from many other archaeological objects.
Class 13; Same as above.
Class 14; Same as above.
Class 15; Same as above.
Requirements An archaeology major only for it’s highly-professional specialty. You have to take all lectures of “Basic Practice in Archaeology (A, B, C, D)” in your all semesters. 
Grading Method Practical evaluation by your training skills (60%), and your assignments (40%). 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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