Master's degree in Quaternary Period, Prehistory and Archaeology (interuniversity)

Information for the academic year 2014/2015

(LM-2) - Postgraduate degree in archaeology
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Learning outcomes

This postgraduate degree in the quarternary period, prehistory and archaelogy is for professionals who have obtained:
• solid skills in using scientific methods of investigation and the necessary knowledge to carry out archaeological research;
• adequate capacity to analyse natural components, both biotic and abiotic, for the purpose of investigating human-environment relationships and interactions in prehistorical and historical times;
• knowledge of the scientific aspects that affect human evolution, with emphasis on naturalistic content, from both a historical and an evolutionary perspective and its constant relationship with ways of living along with the survival strategies adopted by our species over time;
• a solid method of analysis and sound knowledge, from a historical perspective, of evolutionary processes and material evidence left by humans, from the most remote prehistorical times to the classical and medieval periods;
• the ability to interpret and contextualise all documentary sources that could be useful in understanding settlement patterns and cultural events of the past;
• knowledge of man-made objects and ancient artefacts in the context of their physical form and intangible value;
• the ability to plan and implement interdisciplinary projects, in terms of both coordination and development of different lines of research within the disciplines that characterise the class;
• substantial theoretical and methodological expertise and established practical skills in stratigraphic excavation;
• adequate knowledge and mastery of techniques for storing, managing and analysing information regarding archaeological and prehistorical content, with specific expertise in the formal and compositional characteristics of material documentation and development of the biological and abiological aspects;
• adequate skills in recognising, interpreting and retrieving materials in archaeological deposits.

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