HNAB01141U  NÆR, Jæger-samler og agerbrugssamfund (Neolitisering) (E15)

Årgang 2015/2016
Engelsk titel

Hunter, Gatherer and Agriculture (Neolithisation)

Uddannelse
Mellemøstens sprog og samfund på BA-niveau med specialisering i de centrale fag Arabisk, Assyriologi, Hebraisk, Nærorientalsk arkæologi, Persisk, Tyrkisk og Ægyptologi, 2010

Ba-tilvalg i nærorientalsk arkæologi, 2007
Kursusindhold

The course deals with the archaeology, history, economy, climatic conditions, as well as the material evidence and the socio-political development of the Neolithic period in southwest Asia and northeast Africa. The time period covered by the course reaches from the Palaeolithic  to the Late Neolithic period, concentrating on the time between ca. 12.000 to 6.000 BCE. In addition to sites, material culture and chronology, students will also learn about the theoretical models used to explain the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture. 

Students will prepare a short paper (5-7 pages) mid-term and will be expected to give one in-class presentation (15 minutes), as well as participate actively in class. Completion of these is mandatory to be allowed to sit the exam.

The course will be of interest to all with an interest in late glacial societies, the Neolithic, and the development of Middle Eastern societies.

Målbeskrivelser

BA 2010-studieordning:
Neolitisering (fagelementkode HNAB01141E)

BA-tilvalg 2007-studieordning:
Jæger-samler og agerbrugssamfund (fagelementkode HNAB10031E)

Simmons 2007, The Neolithic Revolution in the Near East; Matthews 2000, The Early Prehistory of Mesopotamia, Midant-Reynes 2000, The Prehistory of Egypt

It is adviseable that this course is taken after the Introduction to Mesopotamia and Egypt. The students need to be able to read English and German textbooks.
The basis of the course will be lectures. More detailed information will be produced by the students themselves, who present this in group-work or small written assignements. Different theoretical and methodological questions will be treated in group discussions.
The course will be of interest to all with an interest in late glacial societies, the Neolithic, and the development of Middle Eastern societies.
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