Funerary assemblages have been treated in diverse ways by different archaeological schools. For example, they have been considered sealed deposits and thus important for the classification and dating of of artifacts or as markers of the status and identity of the dead, as information sources for the biological features of past people, as evidence of metaphysical beliefs and more generally of cllectively held views about the world and the ways in which society should operate.
The object of the course is the familiarisation with the main directions of archaeological thoughts, such as Culture History, New or Processual Archaeology and Post Processual Archaeology. The course objective is the critical study of the theoretical frame, within which any archaeological research is circumscribed. The treatment of theoretical issues is based upon indicative examples from the prehistoric Aegean.
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