AEGEAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND CULTURE

AEGEAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND CULTURE

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Code
91073
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
9 credits during the 3nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Letters and Humanities)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course of Aegean Archaeology presents the archaeological documentation of the Aegean basin from the Prehistoric times through the collapse of the Mycenaean palatial system (about 1200 BC). Special attention is paid to the Bronze Age and especially to the palatial cultures documented in Crete and in Mainland Greece.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Aim of the course is to provide students with basic notions abut the development of the archaeological researches concerning the Aegean prehistory and a good knowledge of the relative archaeological documentation: settlements, necropolises, handicraft productions.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

6 CFU:

Aim of the course, in addition to providing basic notions on the history of the studies about Aegean archaeology, is to allow students to identify the main characteristics of settlements, necropolises, places of worship of the prehistoric Aegean; to have a basic knowledge on the scriptures used in the Aegean Bronze Age; to distinguish the most common craft productions, identifying periods and manufacturing areas; to acquire basic geographical knowledge of the Aegean. It is expected that the student will be able to illustrate the main characteristics of the Aegean in the different chronological periods, identifying the most famous sites and the main craft productions

9 CFU:

Aim of the course, in addition to providing basic notions on the history of the studies about Aegean archaeology, is to allow students to identify the main characteristics of settlements, necropolises, places of worship of the prehistoric Aegean; to distinguish the most common craft productions, identifying periods and manufacturing areas; to acquire basic geographical knowledge of the Aegean. Particular attention will be paid to the Mycenaean philology.

It is expected that the student will be able to illustrate the main characteristics of the Aegean in the different chronological periods, identifying the most famous sites and the main craft productions. Is is expected also a basic knowledge of Mycenaean philology.

PREREQUISITES

No required prerequisites.

Teaching methods

The course includes 40 (6 cfu) or 60 (9 cfu) hours of lectures delivered by the teacher on Microsoft Teams (classroom "Archeologia e antichità egee": access code: 1k5o8h1): the topics indicated in the program will be treated through Power Point presentations.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

6 cfu:

Basic notions on the development of prehistoric researches in the Aegean from the discoveries carried out by Schliemann. Relative chronology and absolute chronology in the prehistoric Aegean. Observations on the most ancient human population (Paleolithic and Mesolithic) and the main characteristics of the Neolithic cultures in the Aegean. The Early Bronze Age in the Cyclades, in the northern Aegean, in the Peloponnese and in Crete. The Minoan palatial society: the architecture and the organization of settlements; craft productions; administrative and writing systems in the Aegean Bronze Age. The Minoan cultural influence outside of Crete, with particular reference to the Cyclades. Mainland Greece between the Middle and the beginning of the Late Bronze Age: the shaft graves at Mycenae. Archaeological data about the Mycenaean palatial society. Religion and cults in the Aegean Bronze Age. 

9 cfu:

Basic notions on the development of prehistoric researches in the Aegean from the discoveries carried out by Schliemann. Relative chronology and absolute chronology in the prehistoric Aegean. Observations on the most ancient human population (Paleolithic and Mesolithic) and the main characteristics of the Neolithic cultures in the Aegean. The Early Bronze Age in the Cyclades, in the northern Aegean, in the Peloponnese and in Crete. The Minoan palatial society: the architecture and the organization of settlements; craft productions; administrative systems. The Minoan cultural influence outside of Crete, with particular reference to the Cyclades. Mainland Greece between the Middle and the beginning of the Late Bronze Age: the shaft graves at Mycenae. Archaeological data about the Mycenaean palatial society. Religion and cults in the Aegean Bronze Age. Notions on the scriptures used in the prehistoric Aegean: Cretan hieroglyph, Linear A, Linear B.

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: Due to the health emergency, student reception will only take place online (Teams): please send a message to nicola.cucuzza@lettere.unige.it to arrange a meeting.

Exam Board

NICOLA CUCUZZA (President)

IRO' CAMICI

FABIO NEGRINO (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course includes 40 (6 cfu) or 60 (9 cfu) hours of lectures delivered by the teacher on Microsoft Teams (classroom "Archeologia e antichità egee": access code: 1k5o8h1): the topics indicated in the program will be treated through Power Point presentations.

LESSONS START

Monday, Ocober 5th, 2020 on Microft Teams (classroom "Archeologia e antichità egee: access code 1k5o8h1).

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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AEGEAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND CULTURE

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam is held in oral form, on topics concerning the coures program

Assessment methods

The exam aims to assess the student's ability to define the main characteristics of the archaeological record of the prehistoric Aegean and to have understood its chronological periodization, recalling tje development of the Aegean archaeology. The ability to classify handicrafts of the period (presented in pictures) will be evaluated, recognizing chronology and area of production of some artefacts and identifying the location of the main sites of the period. An element of evualation will also be the expressive abilities and the correct ownership of language. 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
13/05/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
13/05/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
27/05/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
27/05/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
11/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
11/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
29/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
29/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
13/09/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
13/09/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Copy of Power Point presentations and basic texts will be made available on Aulaweb.