Course Information
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280004349

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Istorías kai Archaiologías 2015-2019

Registered students: 154
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
On successful conclusion of the course, students should have a view of the prehistoric societies of the Near East, the eastern Mediterranean and Europe diachronically from the palaeolithic to the Early Iron Age.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course introduces students to the prehistoric civilizations around the world since the earliest appearance of men. It focuses on some phenomena of the prehistoric age with particular significance, such as the beginnings of the Neolithic and the first appearance of cities as well as on particular regions such as the eastern Mediterranean, Mesopotamia, the Aegean and the Balkans. The course has the form of independent lectures which are taught and examined by the four lecturers. 1. Introduction. The beginnings and development of the study of World Prehistory. 2. The archaeology of the appearance and development of early humans until the end of the Pleistocene. The Lower, Middle and Upper Palaeolithic: palaeoanthropology, cultural features, habitation, lithics, early art. 3. The Neolithic in the Near East and Central Asia. The beginnings of agriculture and animal husbandry. 4. The Neolithic in the Aegean and Europe. 5. The world in the Bronze Age. The early cities, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The Aegean during the 2nd millennium: Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations. The 2nd and early 1st millennium in Europe. 6. The Iron Age Europe. 7. The prehistory of Africa and 8. The prehistory of the New World.
Prehistoric Archaeology
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Power point presentations
Course Organization
Reading Assigment52.51.8
Student Assessment
Evaluation is based on written exams. Attendance is fully recommended once evaluation is based primarily on the investigation of topics thoroughly discussed during the course lectures.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, 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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