251.803 Building Survey :: Experimental Research in Building Archaeology
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018W, UE, 3.0h, 4.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: UE Exercise

Aim of course


Introductory lecture:

DATE: Dienstag, 9. Oktober, 16:00 bis 17:30
==> seminar room 251-1, 3rd floor, staircase 3

The highly application-oriented course "Experimental Research in Building Archaeology" deals with changing topics in the field of History of Architecture, the main focus here is on questions about material and construction techniques. The why and the how, the implementation of the design specifications, the construction sequences, the construction site logistics as well as the different construction techniques and the manufacturing processes of certain building materials will be analysed.

"Experimental Research in Building Archaeology" means teaching and research!

Still unexplained questions in construction history as well as (supposedly) incomprehensible construction techniques and construction processes are under scrutiny. The course is a real exercise, i.e. the students will work on-site, too, will experiment with authentic building materials or in experimental conditions.


Subject of course

Building Techniques of Roman Antiquity

In the WS 2017/18, the course "Experimental Building Archaeology" focuses on stone working techniques in Roman antiquity. In particular, the building materials tuff and marble as well as the possibilities and limits of working with antique stone saws are examined in detail.


Introductory lecture:

DATE: Dienstag, 9. Oktober, 16:00 bis 17:30
==> seminar room 251-1, 3rd floor, staircase 3


==> see 251.449 EX Exkursion zu Baukunst I

Additional information


An excursion (= 251.449 Exkursion zu Baukunst I) to the ancient Tuff mine in Meurin (Eifel / Germany) and a visit to the Competence Centre "Experimental Archaeology" (Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum in Mainz) take place within the LVA. Participation is OBLIGED!!!



Examination modalities

Attendance required!

Individual documentation of the workshops and/or the own results of the experiments in text, image and/or film in the form of a folder etc. (teamwork possible!)

Short presentation at the end of the semester.

Course registration

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Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture


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