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Minoans and Mycenaeans (6 points)


Leader: Gillian Bowen

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit entails a study of the two major cultures of the pre-classical Aegean based primarily upon the archaeological record. The major Aegean sites will be examined, and the evidence for religious beliefs, economy and society in general will be reviewed. The interaction of the two groups will be examined and their contribution to later Greek culture assessed. As no contemporary historical documents are known from either culture the accounts in later literary tradition such as Homer will be examined in an effort to determine the reliability of their portrayal of each.

Assessment: Slide test (500 words): 10% + Essay (2500 words): 55% + Examination (1.5 hours): 35%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (2 lectures and 1 tutorial) per week over ten weeks

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in Archaeology or permission

Prohibitions: ARY3570

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