HST380.14 Late Prehistory (at UAM)

Open only to students accepted to the special program Madrid Center & Liberal Arts in Spanish at UAM

Taught in Spanish. 

Block I

  • Metallurgy: materials and techniques. Birth and development of complex societies. Socioeconomic and ideological transformations in the transition from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age.
  • The birth of complex societies in the Near East, Egypt, China, Indian Valley, and America.
  • Europe in the III Millennium BCE. Agricultural intensification and the advances of metallurgy: cultural variety with reference to the Iberian Peninsula

Block II

  • Chalcolithic and Bronze Ages in the Aegean. Cycladic, Minoan and Helladic-Mycenaean archaeology.
  • The Early and Middle Bronze Ages in Europe: regional groups. Principal traits and groups in the Iberian Peninsula.
  • Late Bronze Age in Europe. Technological innovations. Intensification of interchanges. Diversification of funeral rituals. Atlantic Bronze/Continental Bronze Ages and their incidence on the Iberian Peninsula.

Block III

  • The 1st Millennium BCE: Periods. Materials and techniques. The metallurgy of iron.
  • Iron I in Europe. Regional diversity. Hallstatt as culturally complex. The Eastern impact on the peninsula.
  • Iron II in Europe. La Tène as culturally complex. General panorama of the Iberian Peninsula in the pre-Roman period.

(16885, Prehistoria Reciente)

Department: History

Location: Liberal Arts at UAM

Credits: 3