Classical Studies | Topics in Classical Art and Archaeology: Gender in Prehistoric Agean
C395 | ALL | Kramer


CLAS-C 395  Topics in Classical Art and Archaeology: Gender in
Prehistoric Aegean
Section 26608, 28525 (Honors section) / Kramer

This course explores questions of gender and age in Prehistoric
Greece. We will pay attention to questions of gender roles and
identity, rites of passage, and status as visible through burial and
artifact remains from the Neolithic through the Dark Ages in the
Aegean. Since these are periods for which written records are absent
or minimal, the overwhelming majority of our evidence will come from
Neolithic and Cycladic figurines, Minoan and Mycenaean frescoes, and
other artistic expressions of the prehistoric cultures in the Aegean
world. We will touch upon the “Mother Goddess” debate and
the “Matriarchy” debate, as well as develop an awareness of common
gender and age bias in interpreting prehistoric artifacts and works
of art.  (S&H, CSA)