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ART 332 Aegean Archaeology

Prerequisite: ART 220 or HIST 262 or permission of the instructor. (Second semester—odd years/ 4 credits)

This course examines the development of cultures in and around the Aegean Sea (Greece, Crete, the Cycladic islands and coastal Turkey) from the Neolithic Age through the end of the Bronze Age (c. 10,000-1,000 B.C.). Traces the rise and collapse of the Minoan and Mycenaean cultures, their artistic and material expressions and their associated social, economic, religious and political institutions.