IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATIONAL PATH WITHIN "GLASSWORKS IN POMERANIA REGION, CRAFTS AND INDUSTRY" PROJECT

K. Daliga1, J. Dąbal2, T. Widerski1

1Gdansk University of Technology (POLAND)
2University of Gdansk (POLAND)
Teaching practical skills for work in field during academic lessons for students of geodesy and cartography and students of archaeology is crucial to prepare young students of the profession to participate in apprenticeships, professional realizations excavations and carry out their geodetic services. Another aspect of teaching of future archaeologists and surveyors working with them, is the ability to mutual understanding between people working in different science disciplines.

For archaeologists, it is important to know the structure and function of everyday objects discovered during archaeological expedition. For surveyors it is very important to understand the purpose of archaeological documentation and what elements it should consists. On the other hand, the archaeologists need to know what geometric features should be measured to create archaeological documentation as complete as possible. In this way, through dialogue, archaeologists determine needed geometrical characteristics, while surveyors can suggest a way of obtaining them.

Conventional study program provides very little time for the implementation of the previously mentioned tasks. Discussing specialized geodetic measurements made during archaeological research in the teaching process for future surveyors is completely ignored. On the other hand, future archaeologists are not well familiarized with modern geodetic measurement methods that can be used in their researches.

Contribution to the development of students' interests with new ranges of knowledge and technologies was the implementation of a program funded by the Innovation Fund Teaching University of Gdansk "Glassworks in Pomerania region, crafts and industry". Thanks to the cooperation with the Department of Geodesy, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology, archaeology students of University of Gdansk and students of geodesy from Gdansk University of Technology expanded their practical skills and information about performing survey works on archaeological sites, the basics of using GPS equipment and learn about digitization in NanoCad software. At the same time, students widen their knowledge by participating in a series of events and workshops discussing the possibilities of interpretation and identification of the phenomena associated with glassworks.