2019-2020 / HAAR0107-1

Current debates in prehistory


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in anthropology (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...)5 crédits 
 Master in history of art and archaeology : archeometrics (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in history of art and archaeology : general (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in history of art and archaeology : general (60 ECTS)5 crédits 


Veerle Rots

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Current debates in Prehistory, in particular for the Palaeolithic period. Based on current themes, the course also deals with different theoretical and methodological aspects of prehistoric research and the evolution of cognitive abilities via archaeological artefacts.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Stimulate thought on the potential of archaeological assemblages for understanding long-term changes, human behaviour and cognition, and evolution.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

A basic understanding of (cf. bachelor courses) of Prehistory is preferrable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Seminars on specific themes or material.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Seminars directed by the professor, her scientific personnel and invited colleagues.

Recommended or required readings

Copies of the presentations are available, as well as the main scientific articles relating to the themes discussed.

Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation in the seminars is an important means of evaluation, but an oral exam is maintained (exam session in June).

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks

This course is only organised in uneven years. It will not be organised during the academic year 2017-2018, but it will be organised again in 2018-2019.


Professor Veerle ROTS Département des Sciences historiques Service de Préhistoire, 7 place du 20-Août (bât A4), B-4000 Liège Tel.: 04.366.54.36 E-mail: veerle.rots@ulg.ac.be