Stone Age and Megalitic Europe

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Stone Age and Megalitic Europe

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    Drawing on the latest archaeological and genetic research this module provides an introduction to the archaeology of Northwestern Europe from the Last Glacial Maximum (c 20,000 years ago) through to the end of the Neolithic period (c 2,500 BC). Focusing on Ireland set in its European context, this module will examine: movement, migration and exchange; myth and monumentality; material worlds of technology and subsistence. Regional case studies will be used to integrate these themes. Running throughout the module will be a consideration of the significance of the adoption of agriculture (the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition) in European prehistory and the later development of societies in this region. The module includes a fieldtrip to a key Irish archaeological landscape.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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