CL365 Bronze Age Art and Archaeology Syllabus, Fall '97

Prof. Leslie Mechem, x5464, Harder Hall 208C, Office hours MWF 11:15-12:00 or by appointment

CL365: Bronze Age Art and Archaeology

Course Requirements

Required Texts

Open Reserve Texts

Class Schedule (Subject to change)

September

    9: Introduction; Aegean Geography and Environment; Chronology - methods and outline
      TEXTBOOK: Dickinson, Introduction, Chap.1, Rutter, Introduction
    11: Franchthi Cave
      TEXTBOOK: Dickinson, Chap.2, Rutter, Lesson 1
      ARTICLE: Jacobsen, T.W., "17,000 years of Greek Prehistory," Scientific American 234:6 (June 1976)75-87
      ARTICLE: Runnels, C.N., "Greece before the Greeks," Archaeology 42:2 (March/April 1989) 43-47
      RESERVE: Hansen, Palaeoethnobotany of Franchti Cave chapters 1,11,12 (GN816.F73 H36)
    16: Neolithic village life in Thessaly, Crete and the Cyclades
      TEXTBOOK: Dickinson, Chap. 3, Rutter, Lesson 2 (click the image button in this lesson to see images of Neolithic Lerna)
      RESERVE: Renfrew, Emergence of Civilization 63-80
      ARTICLE: Rodden, R.J., "An Early Neolithic village in Greece," Scientific American 212:4 (April 1965) 82-92
    18: Early Helladic, monumental architecture, and social hierarchy
      TEXTBOOK: Dickinson, Chap. 4 to middle of pg. 59, Rutter, Lessons 3 and 8
      RESERVE: Renfrew, Emergence of Civilization 99-120, 362-403
      ARTICLE: Wiencke, M.H., "Change in Early Helladic II," American Journal of Archaeology 93 (1989) 495-509
      ARTICLE: Pullen, D.J., "A lead seal from Tsoungiza, Ancient Nemea, and Early Bronze Age Aegean sealing systems," American Journal of Archaeology 98 (1994) 35-52
    23: Troy in the Early Bronze Age
      TEXTBOOK: Dickinson, Chap. 4 to middle of pg. 59, Rutter, Lesson 7
      RESERVE: Renfrew, Emergence of Civilization 121-134
      RESERVE: Blegen, Troy and the Trojans 21-91
    25: Early Cyladic culture: figurines and frying pans
      TEXTBOOK: Dickinson, Chap. 4 to middle of pg. 59, Rutter, Lesson 4
      RESERVE: Renfrew, The Cycladic Spirit 31-105
    30: Early Minoan
      TEXTBOOK: Dickinson, Chap. 4 to middle of pg. 59, Chap. 5 pg. 95 to top of 108, 130-132, 144-146, 168 to top of 172, 179 to top of 184, Rutter, Lessons 5 and 6
      RESERVE: Renfrew, Emergence of Civilization 81-98
October
    2: Middle Helladic
      TEXTBOOK: Dickinson, Chap. 5 top of 108 to 109, 114-115, 220-222, Rutter, Lesson 9
    7: Middle Minoan: Proto-Palatial
      TEXTBOOK: Dickinson, Chap. 4 pgs. 60-69, Chap. 5 pgs. 109-113, 144-149, Rutter, Lessons 10 and 11
      RESERVE: Lawrence, Greek Architecture 35-41
      RESERVE: Willetts, The Civilization of Ancient Crete 91-99
    9: Minoan Palaces
      TEXTBOOK: Dickinson, Chap. 4 pgs. 69-77, Chap. 5 pgs. 149 - top of 153, Rutter, Lessons 12 and 13
      RESERVE: Graham, The Palaces of Crete Chaps. II, III sections 1-2, 9, IV-VI
    14: Minoan Palaces and Non-Palatial Architecture
      TEXTBOOK: Dickinson, Chap. 5 pgs. 149 - top of 153, Chap. 6 pgs. 212-220, Rutter, Lesson 13
      RESERVE: Graham, The Palaces of Crete Chaps. II, III sections 1-2, 9, IV-VI
    16: Minoan Art
      TEXTBOOK: Dickinson, Chap. 5 pgs. 115-118, 122-130, 136-140, 164-167, 172-177, Rutter, Lesson 14
      RESERVE: Immerwahr, Aegean Painting in the Bronze Age Chap. 2
    21-23: Minoan Religion
      TEXTBOOK: Dickinson, Chap. 8 up to pg. 286, Rutter, Lesson 15
      RESERVE: Rutkowski, Cult Places in the Aegean World Chaps. 5 and 6
      ARTICLE: Y. Sakellarakis and E. Sapouna-Sakellarakis, "Drama of Death in a Minoan Temple" National Geographic 159.2 (1981) 205-222
    28-30: The Shaft Graves
      TEXTBOOK: Dickinson, Chap. 5 pgs.197-207, Rutter, Lesson 16
      RESERVE: Mylonas, Mycenae and the Mycenaean Age Chaps. I and IV
November
    4: Akrotiri
      TEXTBOOK: Rutter, Lessons 17 and 18
      RESERVE: Doumas, Thera Chaps. 4-8
    6: Mycenaean Architecture: Tholoi and Chamber Tombs
      TEXTBOOK: Dickinson, Chap.6 pg. 220-232, Rutter, Lesson 19
      RESERVE: Mylonas, Mycenae and the Mycenaean Age Chap.V
      RESERVE: Lawrence, Greek Architecture pgs. 77-86
    11: Mycenaean Architecture: Citadels and Palaces
      TEXTBOOK: Dickinson, Chap. 5 pg. 153-164, Rutter, Lessons 20 and 21
      RESERVE: Mylonas, Mycenae and the Mycenaean Age Chaps. II and III
      RESERVE: Lawrence, Greek Architecture pgs. 87-109
    13-18: Mycenaean Art
      TEXTBOOK: Dickinson, Chap. 5 pgs. 118-130, 140-143, 167-168, 177-179, Rutter, Lesson 24
      RESERVE: Immerwahr, Aegean Painting in the Bronze Age Chap. 6
    20: Mycenaean Trade and Society
      TEXTBOOK: Dickinson, Chap. 5 pg 193-197, Chap. 7, Rutter, Lessons 22 and 25
      RESERVE:Chadwick, The Mycenaean World Chaps. 2, 4, and 5
    25: Mycenaean Religion
      TEXTBOOK: Dickinson, Chap. 6 pgs. 286-294, Rutter, Lesson 26
December
    1: Troy and the Trojan War
      TEXTBOOK: Rutter, Lessons 23 and 27
      RESERVE: Woods, In Search of the Trojan War pgs. 111-144
      RESERVE: Chadwick, The Mycenaean World Chap. 10
    3: The Mycenaean Collapse
      TEXTBOOK: Rutter, Lesson 28
      RESERVE: Hooker, Mycenaean Greece Chap. 7
    9: Post Bronze Age Greece: the Dark Ages
      TEXTBOOK: Dickinson, Chap. 9, Rutter, Lesson 29
      RESERVE: Lawrence, Greek Architecture Chaps. 8, 9
    11: Conclusions
      READING: Everything we've read this semester