Introduction to the Prehistoric cultur

Course Information
TitleΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΠΡΟΪΣΤΟΡΙΚΗ ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Introduction to the Prehistoric cultur
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600019184

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

Registered students: 198
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course115

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
* Recognize the time span and periodization of world prehistory * Familiarize with the general characteristics of the prehistoric period in the different continents * Describe the different stages of cultural change and the archaeological evidence which document them * Exercise with the ways archaeological data are collected and interpreted in the different continents
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is an introduction to world prehistory from the very beginning of human presence (Palaeolithic) to the Bronze age. It is a comprehensive review of the archaeological material evidence from the different continents including thematic entities such as the archaeology of the first humans in Africa, the prehistory of the New World, Europe, Asia and Oceania.
Prehistoric change, Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australasia
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • 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
Reading Assigment82.5
Student Assessment
Written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Εισαγωγή στους πολιτισμούς της προϊστορίας, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 4856, Συγγραφείς: Παπαευθυμίου-Παπάνθιμου Αικατερίνη, ISBN: 960-288-117-8, Εκδόσεις Κων.Σεμελίδης & Υιός Ο.Ε.
Additional bibliography for study
Fagan, B. M. 2007. People of the Earth: an Introduction to World Prehistory. Upper Saddle River, NJ : Pearson Prentice Hall Scarr, C. 2005. The Ηuman Past : World Prehistory and the Development of Human Societies. London: Thames & Hudson.
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