872013 Technical petrology

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


Introduction to the Stone Age
Which rocks and raw materials were used by our ancestors
Why did they use certain materials
Important parameters for their use
Stone machining in the past and today: cutting, grinding, polishing etc.
Advanced methodes for rock identification (XRD)


Previous knowledge expected

Basics in geology, mineralogy and petrology
Enthusiasm for humans and stones


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The participants will know how our ancestor worked with rocks and other raw material
Important properties will be known for stone use in the past
The studets can exercise with their own/private material
They will practise the most important stone treating technics by their own

You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.