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Aegean Bronze Age: Emergence to Collapse - 20 credits (HS2387)

A broad, chronological introduction to the archaeology of the Aegean in the Bronze Age, from the beginning of bronze working in the third millennium BC to the collapse of the Mycenaean palaces around 1200BC. Topics discussed include the emergence of states, regional differences between Crete, Cyclades and the mainland. Particular attention is given to the palatial civilizations of the Late Bronze Age and their administration. Focus is placed on the relationship between iconography and ‘art’, and the manifestation of power and knowledge during the Bronze Age.

Staff: James Whitley
Teaching: 20 lectures; 3 seminars; 1 museum trip.
Assessment: 1 essay (50%) and 1 examination (50%)
Semester: Autumn and Spring