West European Studies | Prehistory of Europe
W405 | 9561 | Kalentzidou

Who were the people who populated Europe in prehistoric times?  How
do archaeologists reconstruct these societies without the evidence of
written records?  Were these prehistoric groups ancestral to historic
European groups or were processes of migration and ethnic
displacement more important?  This course is a survey of the current
state of prehistoric archaeology in Europe.  Lectures, readings and
assigned projects will focus on the different prehistoric cultures
that occupied European lands and their interactions.  Through the
study of settlement patterns, trade relations and ideology, we will
explore ways of interpreting archaeological evidence and some of the
issues involved in the recovery of archaeological remains.