Study Programmes 2016-2017
WARNING : 2015-2016 version of the course specifications
Seminar on prehistoric archaeology
Duration :
30h Th, 10d FT Exc.
Number of credits :
Master in anthropology (120 ECTS)6
Master in history of art and archaeology : archeometrics (120 ECTS)5
Master in history of art and archaeology : general (120 ECTS)5
Master in history of art and archaeology : musicology (120 ECTS)5
Master in history of art and archaeology : general (60 ECTS)5
Master in history of art and archaeology : musicology (60 ECTS)5
Lecturer :
Pierre Noiret
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the second semester
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
Via theoretical considerations and anthropological examples, each category of human behaviour is addressed and analysed: from prayer to hunting, music to domesticity. The principal idea consists to bring out universal behaviours, to identify the range of variability according to cultural tradition or phase, and to observe equilibrium systems linking each of these functions via specific and traditional formulas. These modes of equilibrium constitute the key to successive cultures at the same time as their articulation in time expresses a universal dynamic, linking culture, anatomy, nature and history, in which only the archaeological approach can take into account long-term change.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
The course focuses on anthropology as informed by archaeology.
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, 2nd 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 June.
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Contacts :
Marcel OTTE, professeur ordinaire
Département des Sciences historiques
Service de Préhistoire, 7 place du 20-Août bât A1, B-4000 Liège
Tél.: 04.366.54.76 - Fax : 04.366.55.51
Tél.: 04.366.58.39