Palaeolithic Art

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 T + 12,0 TC + 8,0 S


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On completion of the module the students should be able to recognise the features of Palaeolithic Art and be familiar with stylistic, thematic and chronological issues.

1. Is there art before Upper Palaeolithic? 2. History and characters of the discoveries 3. Palaeolithic art 4. Cave art 5. Open-air art 6. Mobile art 7. Other forms of art in the Palaeolithic 8. Geographic distribution 9. The dating problem 10. Palaeolithic art and the reconstruction of past life 11. Motivation, meaning, interpretation of Palaeolithic art in Europe and around the world. 12. Sites

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous assessment.
Essay: Two EuropreArt worksheets (Post-Palaeaolithic Sites)


Method of interaction
Lectures and tutorials supported by Powerpoint and internet resources.

Software used in class