African Settlement and 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 T + 12,0 TC + 8,0 S


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The student should acquire basic knowledge of the African territory, its human and environmental dynamics in the prehistory and its theoretical context based on case study analysis.

LAND: Geography, Geology, Ecological regions. Continental context.
RESEARCH REGIONS: Maghreb, Mashrek, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Western Africa Ocidental and Austral Africa.
THEMES: Human evolution, hunters and gatherers of the Holocene, the origins of metallurgy, land management.
CASE STUDIES: Morocco, Senegal, Angola

Evaluation Methodology
Preparation and presentation of practical assignments.


Method of interaction
Lectures and debates.

Software used in class