251.114 Introduction into methods of building archeology
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VU, 1.5h, 2.0EC
Quinn ECTS survey


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to apply available methods of building analysis onto a specific object. They are capable to differenciate possibilities and limitations of specific tools and to select adequate methods of documentation for the task.

Subject of course

This course is part of [SIQ!] Bauforschung.Denkmalpflege


As part of our building documentation there will be a special focus on structural details such as various types of masonry, construction with "roman concrete" (opus caementitium) as well as construction site logistics of antiquity. Building analysis will then consider relevant facts of architectural history concerning topics like "building- and functional typologies", "sepulcral architecture" (necropolis, mausoleum, catacomb), "live and death along the Via Appia" and much more.

Teaching methods

lectures concerning basic problems of building archeology, available methods and tools for analysis as well as about possible continuative use of results from building research.

application of methods and tools of analysis onto a specific object

self-reliant and guided literature research into the topic

continous review of analysis in small groups

presentation and discussion of results

incorporation of results into a so called building documentation folder

Mode of examination


Additional information

All module dates in winter semester take place on Wednesday.

Compulsory Attendance!

All dates to this course are communicated via the course 251.691 Modul Baugeschichte Bauforschung



Examination modalities

printed as well as digital submission of building documentation folder containing all results of building analysis

digital submission of results of documentation as well as architectural drawings according to predefined formatting

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
05.10.2022 10:30 06.10.2022 10:45 06.10.2022 10:45

Registration modalities

participants will be signed up through the course Modul Baugeschichte Bauforschung

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Modul BG und BF05.10.2022 10:30


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Not specified


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

expected is a basic knowledge in sketching and manifacturing of architectural drawings

experience in surveying and written communication of architectural topics with scientific intent is beneficial

lectures and exercises of the Institute of History of Art, Building Archeology and Restoration

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses


  • Attendance Required!