2023-2024 / HAAR0068-2

History of art and archaeology in protohistorical times


30h Th, 30h Pr, 10d 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

Part 1: Neolithic: General aspects - The Near East - The Balkans - The Black Sea - Central Europe - Western Europe - Northern Europe - Megaliths.
Part 2: Metal Ages: General aspects - Bronze Age - First Iron Age - Second Iron Age (Germanic tribes, Scythians, Celts).

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

This course examines complex societies from the Neolithic and Metal Ages, beginning with economic and technological changes (sedentism, origins of agriculture and animal husbandry) that led progressively to modern complex human society. Students will think about the reasons of such modifications, and then about the evolution after the beginning of the Metal Ages, towards societies with social inegalities more and more growing.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Theoritical courses ; practical classes ; field training.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Duration and period: 30h + 30h practical work + 10 days of excursions and fieldwork, 1st and 2nd terms.

Classroom and schedule: Auditorium A4/S100 (building A4), Monday, 12 am-1:30 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, as well as the fieldwork. These 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)

10 days of field training

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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