Art and Archaeology of the Bronze Age Mediterranean|
Fall 2014 not offered
ARHA 202, ARCP 201|
|Certificates: Middle Eastern Studies|
This course is an introduction to the history, art, and archaeology of the Bronze Age Mediterranean. Throughout the semester we explore the development of civilization and high society in the Aegean world (mainland Greece, the islands, Cyprus, and Crete), the rise of Minoan and Mycenaean palace power, the origin of the biblical Philistines, and, of course, the historical evidence for the Trojan War. We also look at the contemporary Near Eastern cultures with which these societies interacted, exploring the reciprocal exchange between the Aegean world and Egypt, Syria, and the Hittite kingdoms. For each period we'll survey the major archaeological sites (civic and cultic), examine archaeological questions, and study the development of sculpture, painting, ceramics, and architectural trends in light of political and social changes.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARCP-MN)(ARCP)(ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(CLST)(CLST-Archaeolog)(MEST-MN)
C.W. Shelmerdine, CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO THE AEGEAN BRONZE AGE.
Other Readings TBD
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm exam, final exam, short research paper, 2 small object assignments
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