PRE AND PROTOHISTORY OF PORTUGAL
Code: 31102
ECTS: 6
Departament: Department of Social Sciences and Management
Field of Study: History
Keywords:
    1. Prehistory
    2. Protohistory
    3. Archaelogy
    4. History
Teacher:
João Luís Cunha Cardoso
Área Científica: History; Ancient History; Pre-history; Archaeology.
E-mail: arqueolo@uab.pt

Course Description:
This course unit studies the long time gap from the first evidence of human presence in Portuguese territory to the end of Iron Age, dating back to the last two centuries of the 1st millennium B.C.


Competences:
In the end, students are expected to have acquired both specific and enlarged knowledge about the pre and protohistorical human past of Portuguese territory, from the Lower Archaic Palaeolithic, dated more than a million years, to the end of the Iron Age, around the 2nd century B.C. Throughout their learning, students should acknowledge the most significant periods and artefacts, from which they will develop their ideas about the economy, society and culture of these populations


Contents:
From the Lower Neolithic to the end of the Chalcolithic. The evolution of material culture, social, economic and cultural aspects: the emergence of metallurgy and social complexity; the funeral habits. The Megalithism. Artistic displays. The Bronze Age and the emphasis of regionalisms. The settlement, economy and society. The funeral world. Aspects of material culture: the bronze metallurgy and jewellery. Transregional relations in Upper Bronze: the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.


Bibliography:
Compulsory:
Cardoso, J. L. (2007) -  Pré-História de Portugal, Lisboa:  Universidade Aberta, 527p.
Additional:
Arruda, Ana Margarida (2005) O 1ºmilénio a.n.e. no centro e no sul de Portugal: leituras possíveis no início de um novo século. O Arqueólogo Português. Lisboa. Série IV, p. 9-156
Silva, Armando Coelho Ferreira da (1995) Portuguese Castros: the evolution of the habitat and the proto-urbanization process. Proceeding of the British Academy, 86, p. 263-289


Format:
E-learning.


Workload (hours): 156
Contact Hours: 15

Assessment:
Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final presence-based exam (100%).


Comments:
Students are required to have access to a computer with Internet connection and an e-mail address as well as to have computer literacy from the users' perspective.


Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: Communication and International Relations Office – gcri@uab.pt