2023-2024 / HAAR0070-1

Special questions of history of the art of Prehistory


30h Th

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

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

View on the arts of the palaeolithic hunter-gatherers.The plastic expressions are described in their technologies, iconography, chronology, with a review of the different interpretations proposed during nearly a century. At the end the students will have a good undertsating of a complex phenomenon that lasted about 20,000 years.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The course consists of a panoramic presentation of these different expressions, then propose a series of methodological approaches permitting to interpret them in coherent and logical terms. Nothing, in fact, is random in Palaeolithic art, where style, schools and phases can be distinguished.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Theoritical classes.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Duration and period: 30 hours, 1st term.
Classroom and schedule: prehistory museum (bât. A4), Tuesday, 1-3 pm.

Recommended or required readings

Suggested readings: Jean Clottes, Pourquoi l'art préhistorique ? (Folio Essais 557) ; Patrick PAILLET, Qu'est-ce que l'art préhistorique ? (CNRS Biblis 239).

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:

Oral examination in January.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Professor 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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