European Prehistory


Master's degree in Prehistoric Archaeology and Rock Art, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 17071/2009 - 23/07/2009

3 ECTS; 1º Ano, Anual, 7,0 TP + 12,0 TC + 8,0 S

- Luiz Miguel Oosterbeek
- Alexandra Águeda de Figueiredo

Not applicable.

The course includes three main units of introduction to problematics and potential areas of research:
A- Quaternary and human colonisation of Europe
B- Hunters-Gatherers Societies
C- The first farmers

1. Quaternary and human colonisation in Europe
2. Controversies on evolutionary lineage
3. The human origins in Europe
4. Hunters-Gatherers Societies
5. The first producers
6. Models

Evaluation Methodology
Interdisciplinary work articulated with the Quaternary Geology module.
Optional examination.

- L’industrie lithique du site Pléistocène inférieur de Pirro Nord (Apricena, Italie du sud) : une occupation humaine entre 1,3 et 1,7Ma’.(2009, 0 de ---). L’Anthropologie - doi: 10.1016/j.anthro.2009.01.004, pp. 47-58.
- Transitions to Farming in Europe: Ex Oriente Lux?.(2006, 0 de ---). The agricultural revolution in prehistory: why did foragers become farmers?, pp. 325-381.
- The first hominin of Europe.(2008, 0 de ---). Nature, pp. 465-469.
- Early hominid dispersals: A technological hypothesis for "out of Africa”.(2010, 0 de ---). Quaternary International, pp. 36-44.

Method of interaction
Lectures supported by discussion and comparative text analysis.

Software used in class