20 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: This module explores the social, cultural and economic transformations that occurred over the course of the Bronze Age on Crete, usually referred to as the Minoan civilisation (from late 4th to late 2nd millennium BC). A series of paired lectures and seminars examines topics including topography, environment, material culture and identity, the rise of state organisation, funerary practice, religion and performance, urbanisation, the Linear scripts and power and the collapse of complex systems. This contemplation of Minoan Crete addresses issues of iconography, architecture, material culture studies and landscape archaeology. It also takes advantage of a variety of evidence from'scientific' approaches, including human osteology, archaeozoology, metallurgy, ceramic analysis, GIS, and organic residue analysis.

Staff Contact: RELAKI MARIA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Archaeology):

Departmental Home Page
Teaching timetable

|

NOTE
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

URLs used in these pages are subject to year-on-year change. For this reason we recommend that you do not bookmark these pages or set them as favourites.

Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK