Issues of Palaeolithic archaeology

Course Information
TitleΖητήματα Παλαιολιθικής αρχαιολογίας / Issues of Palaeolithic archaeology
CodeΑΠΡ 720
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600015962

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
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Learning Outcomes
• study a wide range of research aspects of Palaeolithic Archaeology including issues of theory and methodology. • follow prehistoric developments during the Lower, Middle and Upper Palaeolithic preriods with particular attention paid to lithic assemblages regarding their typology and technology • get familiar with the palaeolithic record of Greece and the adjacent areas (Near East, Balkans) and from the time the first people appear in the region • be able to follow current palaeolithic developments in Greece
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is expected to cover a wide range of palaeolithic research issues including methodology and theory. This includes the study of the palaeolithic record of Greece (Lower, Middle, Upper) as well of neighbouring regions such as Anatolia, Near East and the Balkans. Particular attention will be paid to the lithic assemblages (typology, technology) of Greece
Lower, Middle, Upper Palaeolithic, hunters-gatherers, Greece
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment1505
Written assigments1605.3
Student Assessment
Students will be asked to study the selected bibliography given to them weekly, and to be ready to present short papers, individually or in groups, orally or written. Regular attendance and active involvement of students in the courses will be appreciated. They may be also asked to provide a final written paper on the subject
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
• Adam, E. 1989. A technological and typological analysis of Upper Palaeolithic stone industries of Epirus, northwestern Greece. Oxford:British Archaeological Reports. International series S512. • Bailey, G. N. (Ed.). 1999. The Palaeolithic archaeology of Greece and adjacent areas: Proceedings of the ICOPAG Conference, Ioannina, September 1994 (Vol. 3). British School of Athens. • Dakaris, S.I., Higgs, E.S. & Hey, R.W. 1964. The climate, environment and industries of Stone Age Greece, part I, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 30: 199–244. • Galanidou, N. 2014. Advances in the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology of Greece for the new millennium. Pharos (Journal Of The Netherlands Institute At Athens) , 1 (20), σσ. 1-40. • Galanidou, N., Cole, J., Iliopoulos, G., & McNabb, J. 2013. East meets West: The Middle Pleistocene site of Rodafnidia on Lesvos, Greece. Antiquity , 87 (336). • Higgs, E.S. & Vita-Finzi, C. 1966. The climate, environment and industries of Stone Age Greece, part II, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 32: 1–29. • Higgs, E.S., Vita-Finzi, C. Harris, D.R. & Fagg, A.E. 1967. The climate, environment and industries of Stone Age Greece, part III,Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 33: 1–29. • Jacobsen, T.W. 1973. Excavation in the Franchthi Cave, 19691971, Part I and Part II, Hesperia 42: 45–88, 253–83. • Perlès, C. 1987. Les industries lithiques taillées de Franchthi (Argolide, Grèce). Tome I: présentation général et industries paléolithiques. Bloomington (IN): Indiana University Press. Excavations at Franchthi Cave, Greece, fascicule 3. • Runnels, C. 2001. The stone age of Greece from the Palaeolithic to the advent of the Neolithic, with an addendum. Στο Cullen, T. (2001). Aegean prehistory: a review (Vol. 1) (σσ. 225-58). Boston: Archaeological Institute of America. • Tourloukis, V. & Karkanas, P. 2012. The Middle Pleistocene archaeological record of Greece and the role of the Aegean in hominin dispersals: new data and interpretations. Quaternary Science Reviews, 43, 1-15. • Van Andel, TJ.H. & Sutton, S.B. 1987. Landscape and people of the Franchthi Region. Bloomington (IN): Indiana University Press. Excavations at Franchthi Cave, Greece, fascicule 2.
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