Academic Year 2021/2022 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Orazio PALIO
Credit Value: 6
Taught classes: 36 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

(1) to acknowledge the development of the earliest phases of the history of Sicily, before the beginning of the Greek colonization; to recognize the handicrafts dated to most important prehistoric phases of Sicily; (2) to know the most important prehistoric sites in their geographical and cultural context; (3) to develop thematic cultural trails relating to the most ancient Sicilian civilization.

Course Structure

Formal Lectures. If the teaching is given in mixed mode or at a distance they can be introduced the necessary variations with respect to what was previously stated, in order to comply with
the expected program and reported in the syllabus.

Detailed Course Content

- Issues of terminology and brief presentation of the researches and theories related to the prehistory;
- Brief overview of the development of prehistoric and proto-historic Sicily;
- References to prehistoric and proto-historic develpoment in the Italian peninsula, with particular reference to the reconstruction of human activities;
- Settlements; territory; economy.
- The figurative arts during prehistoric times.
- The contacts between Sicily and the outside world (the Eastern Mediterranean - in particulare the Aegean - and Europe).

Textbook Information

1. S. Tusa, La Sicilia nella Preistoria, Sellerio, Palermo.