Mediterranean Archaeology: Imagining the Past

2018-2019
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Archaeological research is based on the study of material remains from
the past. Excavating, recording, dating and interpreting finds,
however, form only the first steps of analysis. Archaeology is
concerned, after all, with reconstructing the entire spectrum of past
human experience, from subsistence methods, economic and social
organization to daily life customs, burial rites, religion, war, trade
etc.
This course focuses on the material remains from a number of
interrelated sites dating to the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age in
Crete. With the help of theoretical, anthropological and historical
models, an attempt will be made to create a coherent view of (daily)
life in a number of local communities in different periods and natural
environments.
The sites in question may be visited during a 7-8 day excursion in the
first half of June.

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Archaeological research is based on the study of material remains from
the past. Excavation, recording, dating and interpreting of finds,
however, form only first steps in reconstructing the past. Archaeology
is concerned, after all, with the entire spectrum of past human
experience, from subsistence methods, economic and social organization
to daily life customs, burial rites, religion, trade, war and other
forms of contact.
This course focuses on the material remains from a number of
interrelated sites dating to the transitional period of the Late Bronze
to the Early Iron Age in Crete. With the help of theoretical,
anthropological and historical models, an attempt will be made to create
a coherent view of a number of local communities. This will be done by
using a digital learning environment (Wiki), which will enable course
participants to exchange and discuss information and ideas and to write
a collective essay (while explicitly allowing for diverging viewpoints).
Moreover, the sites in question will be visited during an excursion of 8
to 9 days.

Onderwijsvorm

Seminars, to be followed by an excursion of 7-8 days (June).

Toetsvorm

Written assignments (80%); on-site oral presentations and participation
in discussions (20%).

Vereiste voorkennis

Archaeology of the Pre- and Protohistorical Mediterranean (L_BMBAARC205)
and The Archaic Period in the Eastern Aegean (L_BMBAARC206)

Doelgroep

Third-year students archaeology.

Overige informatie

This course is obligatory in the third year. Attendance of all sessions
in period 5 is compulsory.
This course may be followed by an excursion in period 6; due to cut-
backs at the Faculty of Humanities the financial contribution of
participants in the excursion remains to be assessed, but will be at
least € 350. Students who are not able to participate in the excursion
will write a longer paper and give an oral presentation during one of
the sessions in period 5.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_BMBAARC305
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P5+6
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. J.P. Crielaard
Examinator prof. dr. J.P. Crielaard
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