891003 Historical wood utilization

Lecture and field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Grabner, Michael
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


Wood is the oldest raw and burning material of the humanity. Wood was always used according to the special properties.
A lot of knowledge of our precursors is lost.
This lecture will give an overview on rediscovered knowledge due to historical literature as well as due to analyses of wooden objects from museums. Topics like wood selection (natural assortments or overgrown stumps), wood species selection (not used shrub species) und wood working will be discussed.

Previous knowledge expected

The knowledge will be deepened at the excursion to the Austrian Open Air Museum Stübing.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Interest on Wood utilization and history
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.