ARCHAEOLOGY AND MATERIAL CULTURE OF THE GREEK WORLD

International Teaching ARCHAEOLOGY AND MATERIAL CULTURE OF THE GREEK WORLD

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DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
EQF7
ARCHEOLOGY AND THE ANCIENT WORLD
2021/2022

YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
630LESSONS
Objectives
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
THE AIMS OF THE CLASS ARE:
- PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH THE HISTORY OF THE CONCEPT OF MATERIAL CULTURE;
- UNDERSTAND THE METHODS OF USE OF THE CONCEPT OF MATERIAL CULTURE IN THE ANCIENT GREEK WORLD;
- PROPOSE A CRITICAL INVESTIGATION ON THE CONCEPT OF MATERIAL CULTURE, FROM THE MATERIAL TO THE CULTURAL DIMENSION, FROM PRODUCTION TO CONSUMPTION;
- HELP STUDENTS UNDERSTAND AND USE THE SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH VOCABULARY.
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE CLASS AIMS TO TEACH THE STUDENT THE BASIC KNOWLEDGE ON THE PROCESSES THAT PRODUCE OBJECTS, AND THEREFORE THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL HISTORY OF OBJECTS.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE TOOLS OFFERED WILL ALLOW THE STUDENT TO:
- DEVELOP THE ABILITY TO RELATE RESEARCH AND METHODS OF ANALYSIS; TO UNDERSTAND THE BIOGRAPHY OF OBJECTS, IN PARTICULAR PRODUCTION, CONSUMPTION, EXCHANGE, TRANSFORMATION, REUSE, CONSERVATION AND DESTRUCTION.
MAKING JUDGEMENTS
THROUGH EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDIES THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO:
- CRITICALLY ANALYZE THE HISTORIOGRAPHICAL LITERATURE AND MATERIAL SOURCES, IN ORDER TO CRITICALLY READ A TEXT OR A DOCUMENT AND TO COMMUNICATE THE RESULTS OF A READING OR RESEARCH IN A SCIENTIFIC LANGUAGE.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS
THROUGH EXERCISES THE STUDENT:
- WILL LEARN TO COMMUNICATE THE RESULTS OF RESEARCH IN ENGLISH, WITH WRITTEN DOCUMENTS OR DIGITAL TOOLS.
LEARNING SKILLS
THE STUDENT WILL ACQUIRE:
- THE ABILITY TO USE BOTH TRADITIONAL AND DIGITAL BIBLIOGRAPHIC TOOLS.
Prerequisites
ENGLISH SKILLS BOTH WRITTEN AND ORAL; BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF ARCHEOLOGY AND HISTORY OF GREEK ART.
Contents
THE LESSONS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO FIVE SIX-HOUR MODULES,
1. NOTIONS, THEORIES AND METHODS ON THE CONTEXT: THE THEORETICAL DEBATE ON CONTEXTUAL ARCHEOLOGY;
2. ARTIFACTS: PRODUCTION AND USES OF GEOMETRIC AGE POTTERY IN ATTICA;
3. THE RELIGIOUS LANDSCAPES: THE ARCHEOLOGY OF THE RITUAL AND WORSHIP CONTEXTS;
4. THE FUNERARY LANDSCAPES: THE PHYSICAL AND THE SOCIAL SPACE OF THE NECROPOLIS;
5. IDENTITY, ETHNICITY AND GENDER ARCHEOLOGY: WITH THREE SPECIFIC CASE STUDIES WILL ADDRESS THE RELEVANT ISSUES TO THE THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL DEBATES ON IDENTITY, ETHNICITY AND GENDER.
Teaching Methods
THE COURSE INCLUDES:
- LECTURES (SUPPORTED BY THE USE OF AUDIOVISUAL TOOLS)
- EXERCISES, RESEARCH AND GROUP WORK
- SEMINARS
ATTENDANCE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
Verification of learning
THE EXAM INCLUDES A FINAL ORAL PRESENTATION IN ENGLISH, THE STUDENT WILL HAVE TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THEY HAVE CRITICALLY ACQUIRED THE MAIN DISCIPLINARY CONTENTS.
THE MINIMUM THRESHOLD OF POSITIVE EVALUATION WILL BE REACHED IN CASES OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE THEORETICAL PRINCIPLES OF THE DISCIPLINE.
HIGHER ASSESSMENT LEVELS WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE VERIFICATION OF THE FOLLOWING SKILLS:
-BE ABLE TO RELATE METHODS AND THEORIES IN RELATION TO THE RESEARCH EXAMPLES PROPOSED DURING THE LESSONS;
-EVALUATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH RESULTS IN RELATION TO CULTURAL AND SPATIAL CONTEXTS; THE HIGHEST GRADE WILL BE AWARDED TO STUDENTS WHO ARE ABLE TO FORMULATE LINKS BETWEEN VARIOUS THEMES AND CONCEPTS.
Texts
L. NEVETT (2017), THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANCIENT GREECE: MANIPULATING MATERIAL CULTURE, ANN ARBOR, PP. 13-292
More Information
STUDENTS WHO DO NOT ATTEND THE LESSONS ARE KINDLY INVITED TO COME ANYWAY TO THE FIRST LESSON OF THE COURSE OR THEY CAN WRITE AN EMAIL TO RECEIVE THE LECTURE NOTES IN PDF FORMAT.
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