The Archaic Period in the Eastern Aegean
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Area of Study
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Period 2 + 3
This is an advanced course in Mediterranean archaeology focusing on cultural developments during a distinct period in one of the key regions of the Aegean. Students work independently on specific research topics. The main aim is training in carrying out research, and giving oral and written presentations of research results.
The central theme is the eastern Aegean in the Archaic period (western shores of Asia Minor and off-coast islands, ca. 700-480 BC). Within this general framework, specific topics are studied, including various dimensions of cult, funerary practices, trade and crafts, city-country relationships, colonization, external contacts, as well as cross- relations between these sub-themes. The individual contributions should, taken together, provide insights in the dynamics of this formative era.
TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
On a scale from 1-10. Written presentation (essay) 70%, written assignments 10%, oral presentation 20%. Minimum score to be obtained for the essay is 5,5.
RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE
Basic knowledge of archaeological methods (excavation, dating methods) and ancient Greek material culture (periodization, artefact and architecture classification). Participants should be able to read specialised literature in English and German, and give an oral presentation and participate in class room discussions in English. Written presentation in English or Dutch.
Archaeology students, Ancient Studies students
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