2017-2018 / HAAR0118-1

Seminar on prehistoric archaeology

Duration

30h Th, 10d FT Exc.

Number of credits

 Master in anthropology (120 ECTS)6 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 : musicology (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in history of art and archaeology : general (60 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in history of art and archaeology : musicology (60 ECTS)5 crédits 

Lecturer

Pierre Noiret

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Via theoretical considerations and anthropological examples, each category of human behaviour is addressed and analysed: from prayer to hunting, music to domesticity. The principal idea consists to bring out universal behaviours, to identify the range of variability according to cultural tradition or phase, and to observe equilibrium systems linking each of these functions via specific and traditional formulas. These modes of equilibrium constitute the key to successive cultures at the same time as their articulation in time expresses a universal dynamic, linking culture, anatomy, nature and history, in which only the archaeological approach can take into account long-term change.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The course focuses on anthropology as informed by archaeology.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

None.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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

Duration and period: 30h + 10 days of excursions, trips and field training, 2nd term.

Classroom and schedule: Prehistory Museum(building A4), Tuesday, 2-4 pm.

Recommended or required readings

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

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination. Exam session in June.

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks

Contacts

Professor Pierre NOIRET, chargé de cours Département des Sciences historiques Service de Préhistoire, 7 place du 20-Août bât A1, B-4000 Liège Tél.: 04.366.58.39 - Fax : 04.366.55.51 E-mail: pnoiret@ulg.ac.be