ARCHKRA050 Adaptations into the Pleistocene and early Holocene landscape

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Vratislav Janák, CSc.
Institute of Archaeology - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Knowledge of the English language.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Methods in the archaeological prospection, with a special emphasis on the prehistoric settlement within a different environments: European plain, African deserts, Asiatic tropical forest and steppe. Different adaptations in to the Late Pleistocene – Early Holocene environment and changing climate among hunter-gatherers of the Old Warwith a case studies from Europe, Africa and Asia.
  • 1. Introduction into the field archeology of Non-European area. 2. Archaeological prospection. 3. Shouldered point technocomplex – Europe. 4. Tanged point technocomplex – Europe. 5. Backed point technocomplex – Europe. 6. Early Mesolithic – Europe. 7. Late Mesolithic – Europe. 8. Late Palaeolthic od the Nile Valley – Africa. 9. Mesolithic of the Saharan Africa. 10. Hoabinhian in the SE Asia. 11. Central Asia in the Pleistocene and early Holocene. 12. American continents during Pleistocene and early Holocene 13. Human adaptations into the landscape and chmate during the Late Pleistocene and early Holocene – summary
    required literature
  • Higham, C.: "Hunter-Gatherers in Southeast Asia: From Prehistory to the Present." Human Biology 85 (1/3). 2013. 21- 44, 24.
  • Gamble C.: The Palaeolithic societies of Europe. Cambridge 1999.
  • Ranere, A. – López, C. E.: Cultural diversity in late pleistocene/early holocene populations in northwest south America and lower Central America, Int. J. South. Am. Archaeol., 1. 2007. 25-31
  • Renfrew, C. – Bahn, P. G.: Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice. 2000.
  • Garcea, E. A. A.: The Prehistory of the Sudan. Springer, Switzerland. 2020.
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Credit. Attendance at seminars min. 65%, written test.
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2023.
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