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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. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCES (Ord. 2018)
LE0616, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2018/19
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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
Website of the academic structure http://www.beniculturali.unipd.it/www/homepage/
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

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SUP4063583 ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES: EUROPE AND MEDITERRANEAN ALEJANDRA CHAVARRIA ARNAU IA0280

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 1st 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 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
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)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The course has no prerequisites, however it is recommended to have basic knowledge about archaeology, history of art and medieval history (it is recommended to have attended the courses of methodology of archaeological research and medieval history)
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to give the students:
1. Knowledge about 6th/10th-centuries cultures of the Mediterranean
2. Knowledge about the relationships between East- and West-Mediterranean between the 6th and the 10th centuries, through the analysis of the commerce, of architectures and of religion.
3. Knowledge of the climatic and environmental changes between 5th and 10th centuries in the Mediterranean.
4. Description of the scientific innovative methodologies which allowed, in the last decades, new research developments in the archaeological studies in these topics (new dating methods, botanical analyses, stable isotopes, etc.)
Examination methods: Students are required to prepare a ppt presentation related to one of the topics of the class. The topic of the presentation has to be chosen with the professor. The student will present his/her research to his/her course-mates in a day chosen with the professor. The time limit for the presentation is 15 minutes. The exam aims to test the knowledge and the critical and discoursive skills of the student.
Assessment criteria: We'll evaluate:
1. student's knowledge of the topics analysed in the class.
2. student's knowledge and understanding of concepts and methods used,
3. student's ability to apply this ideas independently and consciously
4. student's logic and debating ability
5. student's reasoning ability, including the ability to build his/her discourse, relevant to the topic, clear, effective and with a distinct voice.
Course unit contents: The course will deal with the following topics:
1. The late antique and early medieval Mediterranean: political, social, economic and cultural aspects investigated through archaeology.
2. The characteristics and the development of the Eastern Roman Empire between the end of the Roman era and the beginning of the Middle Ages.
3. Analysis of the climatic and environmental changes between 5th and 10th centuries in the Mediterranean.
4. Description of the scientific innovative methodologies which allowed, in the last decades, new research developments in the archaeological studies in these topics (new dating methods, botanical analyses, stable isotopes, etc.)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: We'll always try to actively involve the students and stimulate the debate during the class. Part of the class will be through seminars, also with internationally renowned scholars.
Attending the class is strongly recommended.
Aside from the class, we'll organize trips/visits to some of the sites and monuments shown in the class. Participating to these activities is recommended, but not compulsory.
Additional notes about suggested reading: 1. The bibliography, the ppt presentations and the texts used during the lessons will be uploaded in the Moodle page of the course.
2. In the Moodle page also will be uploaded additional recommended bibliography for those who want to delve into the topics of the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students
  • Use of online videos

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