AEGEAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND CULTURE

AEGEAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND CULTURE

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Code
91073
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
9 credits during the 3nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/01
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Letters and Humanities)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course offers a panorama of Aegean archaeological findings from the second millennium BC with specific attention to the palatial cultures documented in Crete and in Mainland Greece.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course gives basic knowledge on chronology and craft production in the Aegean region during the Bronze Age with some references to the Neolithic periods. Particular attention is given to Minoan and Mycenaean palatial society, with an analysis of architectural records, and writing and administration systems.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

6 CFU:

The course gives basic knowledge on chronology and craft production in the Aegean region during the Bronze Age with some references to the Neolithic period. Particular attention is given to Minoan and Mycenaean palatial society, with an analysis of architectural records, and writing and administration systems. Archaeological data on funerary customs and religious practices from the period in question as well as contacts between the Aegean region, the Near East and the West Mediterranean during the second millennium BC are analyzed.

A teaching module will be devoted to the Mycenaean pottery (Dr. Irò Camici).

9 CFU:

The course gives basic knowledge on chronology and craft production in the Aegean region during the Bronze Age with some references to the Neolithic period. Particular attention is given to Minoan and Mycenaean palatial society, with an analysis of architectural records, and writing and administration systems. Archaeological data on funerary customs and religious practices from the period in question as well as contacts between the Aegean region, the Near East and the West Mediterranean during the second millennium BC are analyzed.

A teaching module will be devoted to the Mycenaean pottery (Dr. Irò Camici).

An introduction to Mycenaean philology.

PREREQUISITES

No required prerequisites.

Teaching methods

Traditional lectures (36 hours).

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Archaeological evidence in the Aegean from the Neolithic through the final stage of the Late Bronze Age: history of studies, chronology and an outline of architecture, craft productions (pottery, terracottas, bronze), ritual practices, burial behaviours and scripts in use during the Aegean Bronze Age.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

6 CFU:

One of the following handbooks:

- L. Bombardieri, G. Graziadio, M. Jasink, Preistoria e protostoria egea e cipriota, Firenze University Press 2015
- J. Rutter, The Prehistoric Archaeology of the Aegean, disponibile on-line al sito http://www.dartmouth.edu/~prehistory/aegean/

Highly recommended: papers and pictures in Aulaweb.

9 CFU:

On the general topics, one of the following handbooks:
- L. Bombardieri, G. Graziadio, M. Jasink, Preistoria e protostoria egea e cipriota, Firenze University Press 2015
- J. Rutter, The Prehistoric Archaeology of the Aegean, disponibile on-line al sito http://www.dartmouth.edu/~prehistory/aegean/
Highly recommended: papers and pictures in Aulaweb.

On the Mycenaean philology, one of the following treatises:
- M. Marazzi, La scrittura dei Micenei, Carocci Editore 2015.
- M. Del Freo e M. Perna (a cura di), Manuale di epigrafia micenea. Introduzione allo studio dei testi in lineare B. Volume 1, Libreriauniversitaria.it 2016, pp. 117-197.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Monday and Wednesday 11.00 - 13.00. DAFIST, Section of Archaeology,via Balbi 4, first floor

Exam Board

NICOLA CUCUZZA (President)

FABIO NEGRINO

BIANCA MARIA GIANNATTASIO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Traditional lectures (36 hours).

LESSONS START

September 25, 2018

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examination

Assessment methods

The exam will assess students' knowledge of the main topics of the course, including the position of the archaeological sites studied during the course.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
13/09/2019 09:30 GENOVA Orale Gli appelli si terranno pressolo Studio del Prof. Cucuzza in Balbi 4, II p.

FURTHER INFORMATION

A study trip in Central Greece will be organized.