Course Information
TitleΑπό τους τελευταίους κυνηγούς-τροφοσυλλέκτες του τέλος του Πλειστόκαινου στους πρώτους γεωργούς της αρχής του Ολόκαινου (12η -9η χιλ. π.Χ.) / From the last hunter-gatherers of the end of the Pleistocene to the first farmers of the beginning of the Holocene (12η -9η mill. BC).
CodeΑΠΡ 704
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600015921

Programme of Study: PMS stīn Archaiología, Téchnī kai Politismó

Registered students: 3
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Proïstorikī Archaiología Compulsory CourseWinter/Spring-15

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600156205
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Learning Outcomes
• get familiar with the topic of the beginning of farming and the start of the Neolithic in the Near East and the adjacent areas such as Anatolia, Near East and Cyprus • understand the multifaceted processes of transition involved such as the end of foraging way of life and the beginning of agriculture • study 'changes' using the material evidence from specific case-studies which are available in these areas • follow the history of the theories and ideas proposed for explaining 'transition' in the past decades, and be able to discuss critically the most recent explanations put forward by using the vast bibliography on the subject available
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 subject refers to the last hunter-gatherers of the end of the Pleistocene and the first farmers of the beginning of the Holocene (12η -9η mill. BC) in southeastern Mediterranean (Near East, Cyprus, Anatolia). In other words, it deals with the topic of the beginning of farming and the start of the Neolithic in the Near East and the adjacent areas and aims to the understanding of the multifaceted processes of transition involved such as the end of foraging way of life and the beginning of agriculture. Moreover, it includes the study of the 'change' through the evidence which derive from specific case-studies which are available in the area. The course includes the historiography of the different theories and ideas proposed and discussed over many decades and used to explain this transition, and a critical discussion regarding the most recent explanations put forward by using the vast bibliography on the subject
Keywords
Near East, Anatolia, Cyprus, foraging, farming, transition
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
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.3
Seminars501.7
Reading Assigment1505
Tutorial511.7
Written assigments1605.3
Total45015
Student Assessment
Description
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)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
• Asouti, E and D.Q. Fuller 2012. From foraging to farming in the southern Levant: the development of Epipalaeolithic and Pre-pottery Neolithic plant management strategies, Vegetation History Archaeobotany 21, 149-162. • Bar-Yosef, O 1989. The PPNA in the Levant – An overview, Paléorient 15, 57-63. • Bar-Yosef, O 1995. Earliest food producers – Pre Pottery Neolithic (8000-5500). In T. Levy (ed) The archaeology of society in the Holy Land, 190-201 Leicester University Press: London. • Bar-Yosef, O and R. Meadow 1995. The origins of agriculture in the Near East. In T. Douglas Price and A. Gebauer (eds) Last hunters, first farmers: New perspectives on the prehistoric transition to agriculture, 39-94. School of American Research Press: Sante Fe. • Cauvin, J 2004. Γέννηση των Θεοτήτων – Γέννηση της Γεωργίας. Η επανάσταση των συμβόλων στη Νεολιθική εποχή. Πανεπιστημιακές εκδόσεις Κρήτης. • Kuijt, I 2002. Life in Neolithic farming communities. Kluwer Academic Publishers. New York. • Zeder, A.M 2008. Domestication and early agriculture in the Mediterranean Basin: Origins, diffusion, and impact, PNAS 105, 33, 11597-11604. • Zeder, A.M 2012c. The origins of agriculture in the Near East. Current Anthropology 52, 221-235.
Last Update
10-12-2019