2023-2024 / HAAR0067-3

History of art and archaeology in prehistorical times


30h Th, 60h Pr, 3d FT Exc.

Number of credits

 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : musicology5 crédits 


Pierre Noiret

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

History of Prehistory - Theory and Method - Primatology - The Australopithecines - Lower Palaeolithic - Middle Palaeolithic - Upper Palaeolithic - Palaeolithic Art - Mesolithic

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

This course includes a general introduction to the history of prehistoric research and focuses on the objectives, methods and philosophy of archaeological research. Following a chronological perspective, the course begins with human origins and the different factors (environmental, anatomic, technological, cultural) that influenced human evolution. The course then develops the study of the different hunter-gatherer societies during the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic periods.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Theoritical courses and practical classes.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Duration and period: 30h + 60h practical work + 3 days of excursions and fieldwork, 1st and 2nd terms.

Classroom and schedule: Q1: S100, Monday, 9-10 am. Q2: Grand Physique, Wednesday, 1-3 PM

Recommended or required readings

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:

Oral examination (exam session in June). Mid-term written multiple-choice exam in January; the knowledge acquired during the practical exercises is also evaluated. These two estimations are included in the final note, which remains mainly based on the result of the oral examination.
The mark of the midterm exam in January will count for 20% of the June final mark if > or = 10/20. The mark will have no effect on the final grade if it doesn't reach 10/20 and the final exam will then be cumulative.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Pierre NOIRET Département des Sciences historiques Service de Préhistoire, 7 place du 20-Août bât A1, B-4000 Liège Tél.: 04.366.58.39 E-mail: pnoiret@uliege.be

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