Technological traditions and novelties in the Aegean in the 3rd and 2nd mill. BC

Course Information
TitleΤεχνολογικές παραδόσεις και καινοτομίες στην 3η και 2η χιλ. π.Χ. στο Αιγαίο / Technological traditions and novelties in the Aegean in the 3rd and 2nd mill. BC
CodeΑΠΡ 719
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600015961

Programme of Study: PMS stīn Archaiología, Téchnī kai Politismó

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Proïstorikī ArchaiologíaCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-15

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Class ID
600134443
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
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)
Learning Outcomes
Students who attend the course are expected • to familiarize themselves with the relative bibliography and the ways of searching articles on the specific topic of the seminar • to participate in the contemporary discussion on the thematic of the seminar • to comprehend the theoretical approaches and arguments relative to specific themes • to develop special skills and get trained to the methodological tools which will enrich them with the ability to present orally and in written form their ideas
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • 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)
Cultural tranformations in the Aegean societies of the 3rd and 2nd millennia BC were accompanied by a number of technological traits referring to the continuation of technological traditions from the Neolithic period as well as of innovations invented in the Bronze Age. More specifically, matters regarding the co-existence and adoption of new tecnologies and raw materials from local or imported sources in different materials such as clay, stone, bone as well as metal appear in particular during the Bronze Age and play a significant role in different aspects of material culture. This seminar will focus on issues of technology and technological knowledge as regards the raw materials as well as the forms and the various technological stages for the construction, the consumption and the circulation of the artefacts. Craft products will be viewed as carriers of memory and transmittance of technological knowledge in the social networks which produce them while material items will be discussed as means of prestige and exchange products in the social networks of the Bronze Age communities of the Aegean and the surrounding regions of the Balkans and the eastern Mediterrannean.
Keywords
technology, construction techniques, tradition and innovation, consumption, circulation, craft products
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Selected bibliography
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.3
Seminars150.5
Reading Assigment963.2
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities602
Project1204
Written assigments1204
Total45015
Student Assessment
Description
Students will have to study and present weekly selected articles from the Greek or foreign literature in order to develop in a critical way their arguments and get involved in a thorough discussion. In addition, students will have to prepare the oral presentation of a topic which will be selected from a proposed list and will be submitted in written form by the end of the semester. Students will have to study and present weekly selected articles from the Greek or foreign literature in order to develop in a critical way their arguments and get involved in a thorough discussion. In addition, students will have to prepare the oral presentation of a topic which will be selected from a proposed list and will be submitted in written form by the end of the semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Betancourt, P. P. και S. C. Ferrence (επιμ.) 2011. Metallurgy: Understanding How, Learning Why. Studies in Honor of James D. Muhly. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: INSTAP Academic Press. Bevan, A. 2007. Stone Vessels and Values in the Bronze Age Mediterranean. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Brysbaert, Α. (επιμ.) 2011. Tracing Prehistoric Social Networks through Technology: A Diachronic Perspective on the Aegean. Routledge Studies in Archaeology 3, London and New York: Routledge. Day, P. M. και R. C. P. Doonan (επιμ.) 2007. Metallurgy in the Early Bronze Age Aegean, Sheffield Studies in Aegean Archaeology 7. Oxford: Oxbow Books. Gauss, W., G. Klebinder-Gauss, και C von Rüden (επιμ.) 2015. The Transmission of Technical Knowledge in the Production of Ancient Mediterranean Pottery: Proceedings of the International Conference at the Austrian Archaeological Institute at Athens 23rd-25th November 2012, Österreichisches Archäologisches Institut Sonderschriften Band 54. Wien: Österreichisches Archäologisches Institut Wien. Jackson, C. M. και E. C. Wager (επιμ.) 2008. Vitreous Materials in the Late Bronze Age Aegean, Sheffield Studies in Aegean Archaeology. Oxford: Oxbow Books. Kiriatzi, Ε. και C. Knappett, (επιμ.) 2016. Human Mobility and Technological Transfer in the Prehistoric Mediterranean. British School at Athens Studies in Greek Antiquity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Laffineur, R. και P. P. Betancourt (επιμ.) 1997. TEHNI: Craftsmen, Craftswomen and Craftsmanship in the Aegean Bronze Age. Proceedings of the 6th International Aegean Conference, Philadelphia, Temple University, 18-21 April 1996. Aegaeum 16, 361-367. Université de Liège, Histoire de l'art et archéologie de la Grèce antique; University of Texas at Austin, Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory. Nosch, M-L. και R. Laffineur (επιμ.) 2012. Kosmos: Jewellery, Adornment and Textiles in the Aegean Bronze Age. Proceedings of the 13th International Aegean Conference/13e Rencontre égéenne internationale, University of Copenhagen, Danish National Research Foundation's Centre for Textile Research, 21–26 April 2010, Aegaeum 33. Leuven and Liege: Peeters Tzachili, I. (επιμ.) 2008. Aegean Metallurgy in the Bronze Age. Proceedings of an International Symposium held at the University of Crete, Rethymnon, Greece, on November 19-21, 2004, Athens.
Last Update
30-09-2018