2017-2018 / HAAR0071-1

Special questions of prehistoric archaeology


30h Th, 10d FT Exc.

Number of credits

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


Veerle Rots

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course presents the range of methods that is available today for prehistoric archaeology. We start with raw data and through analysis, we give such data anthropological significance. Natural sciences, like those relating to technology and ethnography, are also presented in order to reconstruct the ways of life of prehistoric societies.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The course consists of an introduction the methods of prehistoric archaeology (e.g., dating, typology, technology, use-wear analysis, archaeozoology).

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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

Duration and period: 30h + reading assignments, 1st term.
Classroom and schedule: Prehistory Museum(building A4), Tuesday, 2-4 pm.

Recommended or required readings

A bibliography of the main reference works is distributed at the beginning of the year.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination. Exam session in January.

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks


Professor Veerle ROTS Département des Sciences historiques Service de Préhistoire, 7 place du 20-Août bât A1, B-4000 Liège Tél.: 04.366.54.36 - Fax : 04.366.55.51 E-mail: veerle.rots@ulg.ac.be

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