L-ANT/01 - 9 CFU - 2° Semester

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Learning Objectives

The course aims to provide the students with the methodological and theoretical tools necessary for achieving an interpretation of archaeological data through a multidisciplinary approach, using the Mediterranean as a case study. Particular attention will be paid to the colonization of the small islands and to seafaring in the Paleolithic and Mesolithic.

Classes will be taught in English.

Detailed Course Content

The course is organised in three sections:

A: Formation and development of Mediterranean civilizations up to the beginning to the II millennium BC

B: seafaring in Paleolithic and Mesolithic

C: colonization and abandonment of Mediterranean islands

Textbook Information

- C. Broodbank, The Making of the Middle Sea. A History of the Mediterranean from the Beginning to the Emergence of the Classical World, capitoli I-VII, pp. 15-344;

- Alan, H. Simmons, Stone Age Sailors, Paleolithic Seafaring in the Mediterranean, Walnut Creek 2014, capitoli I-IX, pp. 9-253.

- Th. Leppard and C. Runnels, Maritime hominin dispersal in the Pleistocene: advancing the debate, in Antiquity 91, 2017, pp. 510-519.

- J. Cherry and Th. Leppard, Patterning and its causation in the Pre-Neolithic Colonization of the Mediterranean Islands (Late Pleistocene to Early Holocene), in The Jounal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 15, 2017, pp. 1-15.

- H. Dawson, Mediterranean Voyages, The Archaeology of Island Colonisation and Abandonment, Walnut Creek 2014, capitoli I-IX, 13-269.

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