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The course analyzes the archaeological documentation of the Aegean from the last phases of the Mycenaean palace system to the end of the eighth century BC. The data relating to architecture, craftsman production, burial customs and religious beliefs, foreign trades and exchanges are examined.
The course aims to provide students with a knowledge of the archaeological documentation of Greece between the twelfth and eighth centuries BC, as regards in particular the organization of settlements, handicrafts (especially pottery production), funerary costumes and cult structures.
In addition to providing basic notions on the history of the study of the discipline, the purpose of the teaching is to allow students to orient themselves in the context of the archaeological documentation of the Aegean between the end of the 13th and the end of the 8th century BC. At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to identify the main characteristics of the handicrafts, the funerary costumes and the main settlements and places of worship.
Students who have followed the module for 9 credits are expected to have a particular knowledge of the documentation of the island of Crete.
No preliminary knowledge required.
The course includes 40 (6 credits) or 60 (9 credits) hours of frontal lessons held by the teacher, during which, with the help of PowerPoint presentations, the topics indicated in the program will be treated. The lessons will take place in classroom with the possibility of following on-line on Microsoft Teams (channel cyim7hz).
History of studies: from the concept of the Greek Dark Ages to that of high-archaism. Possible causes and consequences of the collapse of the Mycenaean palace system. The seriation of the pottery productions at Athens and in Attica. Regional analysis of the archaeological documentation of the Aegean from the twelfth to the end of the eighth century BC. Examination of data relating to architecture, craftsman production, burial customs and religious beliefs, foreign trades and exchanges with other mediterranean areas.
9 cfu - Crete from the palace to the city: changes in the social and territorial organization from an archaeological perspective.
6 cfu) O. Dickinson, The Aegean from Bronze Age to Iron Age. Continuity and change between the twelfth and eighth centuries BC, Routledge, New York, 2006
9 cfu) O. Dickinson, The Aegean from Bronze Age to Iron Age. Continuity and change between the twelfth and eighth centuries BC, Routledge, New York, 2006
and two of the following articles:
A.L. D’Agata, The Cult Activity on Crete in the Early Dark Age. Changes, Continuities, and the Development of a ‘Greek’ Cult System, in I. Lemos, S. Deger Jalkotzy (eds), Ancient Greece. From the Mycenaean Palaces to the Age of Homer, Edinburgh 2006, pp. 397-414
S. Wallace, The gilded cage? Settlement and socioeconomic change after 1200 BC: a comparison of Crete and other Aegean regions, in I. Lemos, S. Deger Jalkotzy (eds), Ancient Greece. From the Mycenaean Palaces to the Age of Homer, Edinburgh 2006, pp. 619-664
A. Kotsonas, Homer, the archaeology of Crete and the 'Tomb of Meriones' at Knossos, in The Journal of Hellenic Studies 138, 2018, pp. 1-35
NICOLA CUCUZZA (President)
FABIO NEGRINO (Substitute)
Monday, 14th February 2022
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The exam is held in oral form, on topics concerning the courses program.
The examination will ascertain the student's ability to define the main characteristics of the archaeological documentation of Greece in the chronological period between the end of the 13th and 8th centuries BC. The student's ability to classify handicrafts of the period (presented in the photograph) will be evaluated; the student is expected to recognize the chronology and production area of the artefacts and be able to identify the location of the main sites of the period. An evaluation element will also be the expressive abilities and the correct property of language.
Copy of Power Point presentations and basic texts will be made available on Aulaweb.