SEMINAR ON PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY

Course Information
TitleΦΡΟΝΤΙΣΤΗΡΙΟ ΠΡΟΪΣΤΟΡΙΚΗΣ ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ / SEMINAR ON PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY
CodeΑΠΡ606
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID280004348

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Istorías kai Archaiologías 2020-2021

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-9

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600115083
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • ΑΠΡ101 INTRODUCTION TO PREHISTORIC CIVILIZATION
  • ΑΠΡ601 THEORY AND METHODS OF PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY
  • ΑΠΡ602 PREHISTORIC SOCIETIES OF THE AEGEAN AND THE BALKANS
  • ΑΠΡ603 PREHISTORIC SOCIETIES OF THE AEGEAN AND THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN IN THE BRONZE AGE
Learning Outcomes
The aim of the seminar is to get the students acquainted with archaeological research and scientific reasoning through deep and critical knowledge of archaeological practice. During these courses students are taught how to prepare written papers on specific topics of either general cultural or specific archaeological interest which, then, are asked to present in the class. This process teaches them to learn how to construct an archaeological argument and how to present it to an audience.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This seminar will explore issues related to the perception of body as biological and social being but also to the different ways that the body is represented in the material culture of the prehistoric Aegean. In particular, the represented body will be considered in association with the evidence of pottery, figurines, seals and jewelry, engraving stelae and frescoes but also with the evidence of the human physical remains. Special attention will be given to the treatment of the deceased and the different aspects of managing the human body in the prehistoric Aegean. Also, the role of gender, age, social status and ethnicity will be considered together with the different roles that the human body can carry through life, e.g. the female-mother, the female-goddess, the male-warrior, the male-hunter, the child dependent on its mother etc. Apart from lectures related to specific thematic topics, this module will be developed in the form of tutorials where articles from international literature concerning the perception of the body will be extensively discussed with the students. Assessment will be based on the participation of the students to tutorials, oral presentation of articles and the evaluation of a written long essay.
Keywords
archaeology of the body, beautified body, represented body, manipulation of the deceased
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Fieldwork21
Reading Assigment60
Tutorial117
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities12
Written assigments60
Total270
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Agarwall S. C. and B. A. Glencross (eds). 2011. Social Bioarchaeology. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. Boric, D. and J. Robb (eds) 2008. Past Bodies: Body-Centered Research in Archaeology. Oxford: Oxbow Books Fowler, C. 2004. The archaeology of personhood. London: Routledge Gowland, R. and C. Knüsel(eds). 2006. Social Bioarchaeology of Funerary Remains. Oxford: Oxbow Books. Hamilakis, Y., M. Pluciennik and S. Tarlow (eds). 2002. Thinking through the Body: Archaeologies of Corporeality. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. Joyce, R. A. 2005. Archaeology of the body/ Annual Review of Anthropology 34: 139-158. Joyce, R. A. 2008. Ancient Bodies, Ancient Lives. London: Thames & Hudson. Rautman, A. E. (ed). 2000. Reading the Body. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Rebay-Salisbury, K., M-L. Stig Sorensen and J. Hughes (eds). 2010. Body Parts and Bodies Whole. Changing Relations and Meanings. Oxford: Pxbow Books Sofaer, J. 2006. The Body as Material Culture. A Theoretical Osteoarchaeology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Last Update
25-02-2016