Bolgar, Russia

Experimental Traceological Analysis of Ancient Tools from non-flint raw materials (such as antler, bone, stone, shell, metal)

when 20 August 2018 - 2 September 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee USD 61

The topics of the programme include reconstruction of paleotechnology and type of agricultural activity on stations and settlements; Treatments of stone, horn, bone, wood, metal working, ceramic making, processing hides, cultivation of grain, creation of cave paintings based on experimental traceological and technological analysis of archeological materials. Experimental traceological analysis of primitive tools and products from stone, bone, antler, wood and ceramics;The basic principles of analisys; Performance criteria for the method and its limitations; Technological analysis ofprimitive tools and products; Determining dynamic of their shaping during the process of using and production;Reconstruction forms of primitive composite tools (point, knife, sickle, hoe, axe);Method of digital photography in traceological analysis.

Working languages: Russian and English. The programme is delivered in Russian with interpretation and translation to English provided by a certified interpreter.

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Course leader

Head of programme: Dr Nataliya Skakun (Institute for the History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Sciences)

Target group

This programme is for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, regardless of nationality. Recent graduates up to the age of 35 are also welcome.

Credits info

2 EC
The duration of the course is 72 academic hours

Fee info

USD 61: Tution fee covers visa support and coffee breaks.