Arts and civilisations: Prehistory and Protohistory

larke1555  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Arts and civilisations: Prehistory and Protohistory
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2019-2020 !

Cauwe Nicolas; Driessen Jan;
Main themes
The course is divided in two parts :
  • a first part traces the development of material culture from the dawn of humanity to the end of the Neolithic in Europe.
  • a second part considers the Mediterranean in detail, beginning with the Bronze Age and underlining the different cultures. In this second part special attention is given to the study of the most representative monumental remains (urbanism, architecture, sculpture, painting).

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The student will acquire a robust knowlegde on European Prehistory as well as on Mediterranean civilisations to the end of the Bronze Age. He/She will be iniatated into anthropological biology, archaeology and art history. He/She will endeavour a reconstruction of the historical, social and political framework on the basis of archaeological data. He/She will give special attention to systems of exchange and acculturation and to the use of art in the symbolic life and elite compettion.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Introduction to pre-and protohistorical archaeology and art, in which a general historical outline is given of the various forms of material culture (settlement, architecture, sculpture, pottery, decorative arts) from the beginning of humanity to the end of the Bronze Age in the Mediterranean.
Teaching methods
Evaluation methods
Written exam.
Other information
Syllabus et bibliographie fournis par les enseignants.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology

Minor in History of Art and Archeology