Study Programmes 2015-2016
Version 2014-2015
Special questions of prehistoric archaeology
Duration :
30h Th, 10d FT Exc.
Number of credits :
Master in Anthropology6
Bachelier en histoire de l'art et archéologie, orientation générale4
Bachelier en histoire de l'art et archéologie, orientation musicologie5
Lecturer :
Veerle Rots
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Course contents :
The course presents the range of methods that is available today for prehistoric archaeology. We start with raw data and through analysis, we give such data anthropological significance. Natural sciences, like those relating to technology and ethnography, are also presented in order to reconstruct the ways of life of prehistoric societies.
Learning outcomes of the course :
The course consists of an introduction the methods of prehistoric archaeology (e.g., dating, typology, technology, use-wear analysis, archaeozoology).
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Duration and period: 30h + 10 days of excursions, trips and field training, 1st term.

Classroom and schedule: Prehistory Museum(building A4), Tuesday, 2-4 pm.
Recommended or required readings :
A bibliography of the major reference works is distributed at the beginning of the year.
Assessment methods and criteria :
Oral examination. Exam session in January.
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Contacts :
Professor Veerle ROTS Département des Sciences historiques Service de Préhistoire, 7 place du 20-Août bât A1, B-4000 Liège Tél.: 04.366.54.36 - Fax : 04.366.55.51 E-mail:
Items online :
see e-campus
Documentation is available on-line through the e-campus web platform