Prehistoric Archaeology (Agro-Pastoral and Metallurgic Societies) - 2nd semester
OT1. To acquire a holistic knowledge of Prehistory between the Neolithic and the Bronze Age, focusing on the Iberian Peninsula;
OT2. To critically analyse the theoretical and methodological approaches to the discipline, understanding the importance of the archaeological method as an instrument of analysis of the past;
OT3. To acknowledge the diachronic structure of Late Prehistory, achieving a solid chronocultural scheme for the different geographic areas covered;
OT4. To recognize the processes and environments in which the socio-economic and cultural evolution of the peasant societies took place;
OT5. To develop the ability to synthesize and critically analyse information with the aim of producing historical knowledge.
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Weekly - 4
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Manuais e obras de referência:
- CARDOSO, J.L. (2007). Pré-História de Portugal. Lisboa: Universidade Aberta. # ARQ 398 (UNLFCSH/BMSC) 58501
- GARCÍA PUCHOL, O. (2017). Times of neolithic transition along the Western Mediterranean. New York, Springer
- LILIOS, K. T. (2019). The archaeology of the Iberian Peninsula. From the Paleolithic to the Bronze Age. Cambridge University Press
- LÓPEZ GARCÍA, P. (Coord.). (2017). La Prehistoria en la Península Ibérica. Madrid: Itsmo.
- SCARRE, C. (Ed.). (2013). The human past: World prehistory and the development of human societies (3rd ed.). New York: Thames & Hudson. # ARQ REF 13 (UNLFCSH/BMSC) 64484
Será oferecida bibliografia complementar para cada secção do programa.
Theoretical lectures supported by audio-visual resources that will help to reinforce the contents of the course unit. Visits to museums as supplement to the lectures given in class.
Two individual and in-person written test (each of them 50% of the grade), which will assess the student´s command and capacity for analysis and for reflection in relation to the information transmitted throughout the course. The active participation of students in class will be valued. Students who have an average of 10 points or more will be considered successful.
1. Introduction to the course
2. Basics and definitions
3. The starting point: Holocene hunter-gatherers
2. NEOLITHIC AND NEOLITHISATION:
1. Introduction of agriculture around the world
2. The neolithisation of Europe
3. The neolithisation of the Iberian Peninsula
4. Transformation and monumentalisation of the landscape
3. EARLY METALLURGY IN EUROPE:
1. The concept of Chalcolithic: problems and limitations
2. The beginning of metallurgy in Europe and in the Iberian Peninsula
3. Emergence of complex societies
4. The Bell Beaker
5. Exchanges and connections
4. THE BRONZE AGE:
1. The metallurgy of bronze in Europe and in the Iberian Peninsula
2. The Bronze Age in the Mediterranean Iberia
3. The Bronze Age in the Atlantic Iberia