Academic Catalog

GEOE560 ROCKS&MINERALS IN ARCHAEOLOG. STUDIES

Course Code: 5640560
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Geological Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ASUMAN GNAL TRKMENOLU
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Physical properties of minerals, physical and chemical tests for their hand specimen identification. Elementary description of rocks with general classification and nomenclature of common igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Practical studies on hand specimens of rocks with emphasis on the most commonly used archaeological materials. Effects of geological processes (weathering, diagenesis) on rocks and minerals.