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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Course unit
ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES: EUROPE AND MEDITERRANEAN
SUP4063583, A.A. 2015/16

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCES
LE0616, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2015/16
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES: EUROPE AND MEDITERRANEAN
Department of reference Department of Cultural Heritage: Archaeology and History of Art, Cinema and Music
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ALEJANDRA CHAVARRIA ARNAU L-ANT/08

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines L-ANT/08 Christian and Mediaeval Archeology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/03/2016
End of activities 11/06/2016
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 2019 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 CHAVARRIA ARNAU ALEJANDRA (Presidente)
CAUSARANO MARIE-ANGE (Membro Effettivo)
4 2015/18 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 CHAVARRIA ARNAU ALEJANDRA (Presidente)
CAUSARANO MARIE-ANGE (Membro Effettivo)
3 2015/17 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 CHAVARRIA ARNAU ALEJANDRA (Presidente)
ROCCO ANITA (Membro Effettivo)
2 2015/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 CHAVARRIA ARNAU ALEJANDRA (Presidente)
ROCCO ANITA (Membro Effettivo)
1 2015/16 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 CHAVARRIA ARNAU ALEJANDRA (Presidente)
BROGIOLO GIAN PIETRO (Membro Effettivo)
ROCCO ANITA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Previous knowledgement of roman archaeology and medieval history
Target skills and knowledge: Critical analysis of theory and innovative methodologies in medieval mediterranean archaeology. Capacity of identify and interpretate images of landscapes, sites and material culture of the medieval culture and of reflect about the political, economical, social and cultural aspects of the mediterranean early middle ages.
Course unit contents: This course will explore the monumental, religious, and social developments that took place in the Mediterranean between the 6th and the 12th centuries with particular attention to architecture and burial customs in order to examine this dynamic period of change in social, cultural, and religious life. The objective of the course is to highlight the encounters of peoples and cultures, as well as the rich exchange of ideas, practices, and traditions in the Early Medieval Mediterranean. We will analyse among other subjects the end of the classical cities, diffusion of christianism, early medieval cemeteries, arrival of new populations and their impact on landscapes. During the course new multidisciplinary methodologies will be described using practical examples of actual research projects carried out by the medieval archaeology chair of the university of padova such us remote sensing, mortar dating, space syntax, stable isotopes analysis ecc
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Normal lessons, laboratory activities,trips, participation on the excavations and research projects leaded by the teacher. some lessons and seminars will be held by prestigious international researchers.
Additional notes about suggested reading: will be proposed during the lessons
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • G.P. Brogiolo, Le origini della città medievale. Mantova: SAP, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo
  • A. Chavarria Arnau, Archeologia delle chiese dalle origini all'anno 1000. Roma: Carocci, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo