Archaeological Heritage
Cod: 32014
Department: DCSG
ECTS: 7.5
Scientific area: Heritage Studies
Total working hours: 195
Total contact time: 25

•Brief history of the Portuguese archaeological study within the cultural and philosophical framework of each time (from 16th century to the present).
•Urban Archaeology and the urban renewal of historic centers.
•Archaeology in Land-Use Plans and Regional Development.
•Archaeology and the great public works: present knowledge on the human past.
•Case studies.

Cultural Heritage

Capacity to relate different "archeologies" through sound knowledge of their specific objectives, fundamentals and features.

Through different case studies, this course unit analyses the contribution of archaeological methods to the knowledge of Portuguese heritage, from Prehistory to Middle Ages. It introduces the criteria used, over time, to carry out research on the archaeological heritage, and to its protection, promotion and dissemination. Archaeology of cities and historical centers (Urban Archaeology) is another subject area to be addressed, due to its importance in the redevelopment of city life - a concern of many municipalities. The importance of the archaeological heritage in regional land-use and development plans is another issue to be addressed. Some paradigmatic case studies will be analised in detail, and thereby, their importance demonstrated, either at economical or social or cultural levels.

Cardoso, J. L. (2007) – Pré-História de Portugal. Lisboa: Universidade Aberta
Alarcão, J. & Barroca, M. (edts., 2012) – Dicionário de Arqueologia Portuguesa. Porto: Figueirinhas.
Specialized readings to be provided by the teacher (scientific essays, thematic proceedings, etc.).

Blended learning

Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.

Students are required to have access to a computer with Internet broadband connection and e-mail account.