Archaeology – Bachelor’s Degree 2014
Environmental Archeology
Status: compulsory
Recommended Year of Study: 3
Recommended Semester: 5
ECTS Credits Allocated: 4.00
Pre-requisites: None

Course objectives: To familiarize students with characteristics of the environment throughout human history, dynamic nature of the relief, processes of formation and destruction of archaeological sites, use of different kinds of geological and natural science methods in archaeology, the relation between people and plants and animals.

Course description: Introduction to environmental archaeology. Climatic changes in human history. The reasons for glaciations and the quaternary chronology. Paleographic changes. Vegetation. Fauna. Sedimentology and pedology in archaeology. Archaeopetrology. Archaeobotany. The processes of forming, modifying and destruction of archaeological sites.

Learning Outcomes: Midterm examination, essay and oral examination

  • Burroughs, W.J., 2005. Climate Change in Prehistory: The End of the Reign of Chaos, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. str. 184-188
  • Dimitrijević V., 2010. Arheologija životne sredine. Zbirka tekstova za pripremu ispita.
  • Dincauze, D.F., 2000. Environmental Archaeology: Principles and Practice, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. str. 17-19, 403-408
  • Isaakidou, V., 2011. Farming regimes in the Neolithic Europe: gardening with cows and other models, in: Hadjikoumis, A., Robinson, E., Viner, S. (Eds.), The Dynamics of Neolithisation in Europe: Studies in hounour of Andrew Sherratt, Oxbow Books, Oxford, str. 90-112
  • Nenadić, D., Bogićević, K., 2010. Geologija kvartara, Rudarsko-geološki fakultet Univerziteta u Beogradu, Beograd. str. 1-11, 18-103, 118-168
  • Roberts, N., 2014. The Holocene: An Environmental History, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester.
  • Schiffer, M.B., 1983. Toward the Identification of Formation Processes, American Antiquity 48, str. 675-706
  • Grin, K., 2003. Uvod u arheologiju, Clio, Beograd. str. 200-233
  • Weninger, Bernhard, et al. 2006. Climate forcing due to the 8200 cal yr BP event observed at Early Neolithic sites in the eastern Mediterranean. Quaternary Research 66(3): 401-420.