Prehistoric Art

Master'’s Degree in Archaeological Techniques, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho n.º 7701/2016 09/06/2016

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On completion of the course the students should have acquired general knowledge of world prehistoric art, rock art and mobile art, all cultural eras and horizons as well as world sites.

Introduction to prehistoric art. Characterisation of prehistoric art: rock art, mobile art, megalithic art. Stelae statues, sculpture and other art forms in prehistory. The history of discoveries and the first studies,theories and researchers. Geographic distribution. Rock art in the five continents. The concept of zones, areas, set and complex. Dating, study and analyis methods....

Evaluation Methodology
Written part (50%)
Oral presentation (50%)

- BAHN, P. (1998). The Cambridge Illustrated History of Prehistoric Art. Cambridge: Cambridge Universty Press

Method of interaction
Theoretical and practical sessions supported by internet resources.

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