PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY: SOCIETIES OF THE AEGEAN AND THE BALKANS UNTIL THE END OF THE NEOLITHIC

Course Information
TitleΠΡΟΪΣΤΟΡΙΚΗ ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ: ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΕΣ ΤΟΥ ΑΙΓΑΙΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΗΣ ΒΑΛΚΑΝΙΚΗΣ ΜΕΧΡΙ ΤΟ ΤΕΛΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΝΕΟΛΙΘΙΚΗΣ / PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY: SOCIETIES OF THE AEGEAN AND THE BALKANS UNTIL THE END OF THE NEOLITHIC
CodeΑΠΡ652
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID600019194

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

Registered students: 84
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
ARCΗAIOLOGIAS KAI ISTORIAS TĪS TECΗNĪSSpecialization Core Courses426

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600248835
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
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
  • ΑΠΡ151 INTRODUCTION TO PREHISTORIC CULTURE
General Prerequisites
Prior attendance of course APR 151 is necessary.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students will have familiarized themselves: - With the chrono-cultural sequence from the Palaeolithic to the Neolithic in southeastern Europe, - With the specific cultural and environmental characteristics of each period, - With research questions and problems related to the transition from hunting-gathering to food production and sedentism, - With some of the most significant Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic sites in Greece.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course includes a general but comprehensive presentation of the prehistory of Southeastern Europe (Balkans and Greece) until the end of the Neolithic (4th millennium BC). The aim of the course is to understand the cultural processes that led from hunting-gathering to food production and the emergence of permanent settlements. Material culture is examined in the specific geographical area during the following periods: Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic. Reference is made to geographical areas, cultural circles, but also to important archeological sites and excavations. An important part is dedicated to the presentation of the geographical area of Greece and the research problems that characterise it. The aim of the course is to synthesise archaeological data from the wider Balkans and the Aegean and to describe the theoretical and methodological problems that the archaeological research faces in this endeavor.
Keywords
Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic,
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Στη διδασκαλία χρησιμοποιείται power-point και η πλατφόρμα e-learning του ΑΠΘ. Επικοινωνία με email.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures65
Reading Assigment112.5
Exams2.5
Total180
Student Assessment
Description
Written or oral examination: 100%. During the examination the students are assessed as regards their knowledge acquired, their understanding of the various research questions examined during the courses as well as their capacity to recognise, describe and discuss the meaning of specific prehistoric objects in relation to issues on prehistoric economy and society. Attending the classes, although not obligatory is deemed necessary
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Στρατής Παπαδόπουλος 2016,Οικιστική Οργάνωση στην Προϊστορική Ελλάδα, ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΟΥ ΑΛΤΙΝΤΖΗ. Θεσ/κη.
Additional bibliography for study
Elephanti P., Mashall G. 2015. Late Pleistocene hominin adaptations in Greece. In: Coward F., Hoshfield R. et al. (eds) Settlement, Society and cognition in human evolution. Landscapes in mind. Cambridge University Press, pp 189-213 Galanidou N. 2011. Mesolithic cave use in Greece and the mosaic of human communities. Journal of Mediterrenan Archaeology 24,2: 219-241. Galanidou N. 2014. Advances in the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Archaeology of Greece for the new millennium. Pharos 20, 1: 1-40. Galanidou N., Athanassas C, Cole J et al. 2016. The Acheulean site of Rodafnidia, Lisvori on Lesvos, Greece: 2010-2012. In: Harvati K., Roksandic M. (eds)Paleoanthropology of the Balkans and Anatolia Galanidou N. and Perles C. (εκδ.) 2003. The Greek Mesolithic: Problems and Perspectives, British School at Athens Studies 10, London 2003. Σάμσων Α. Η Προϊστορία του Αιγαίου. Παλαιολιθική, Μεσολιθική, Νεολιθική. Εκδ. Ατραπός, Αθήνα 2006. Θεοχάρης Δ. Νεολιθικός Πολιτισμός. Μορφωτικό Ίδρυμα Εθνικής Τράπεζας, Αθήνα 1981 Andreou S., Fotiadis M. and Kotsakis K., “Review of Aegean Prehistory V: The Neolithic and Bronze Age of Northern Greece”, American Journal of Archaeology 100 (1996), 537-597. Bailey D., Balkan Prehistory. Exclusion, Incorporation and Identity, Routledge, London 2000. Perlès C., The Early Neolithic of Greece. The First Farming communities in Europe, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2001 (σελ. 20-63). Παπαθανασόπουλος Γ., Νεολιθικός Πολιτισμός στην Ελλάδα, Ίδρυμα Ν.Π.Γουλανδρή - Μουσείο Κυκλαδικής Τέχνης, Αθήνα 1996.
Last Update
29-08-2021