HIA103 The History of Prehistory

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Petra Goláňová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Jan Jílek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Ludmila Kaňáková Hladíková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Klára Šabatová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Peter Tóth, PhD. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jarmila Bíšková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Marek Novák (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. Mgr. Jiří Macháček, Ph.D.
Department of History - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Archaeology and Museology - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Mon 4. 11. to Mon 25. 11. Mon 18:00–19:40 M21, Tue 8:00–9:40 M21
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 10 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 2/10, only registered: 1/10
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquire: A general knowledge of archaelogical methods; A good knowledge of the periodization and dating of the prehistoric and ancient periods; A grasp of the most important eras in prehistoric and ancient history; a grasp of the trends in the developments in the prehistoric and ancient periods of history; an informed knowledge of the basic sources of material culture. Knowledge of basic terminology at English.
Learning outcomes
Student competences after completion of the course: - general knowledge of archaeological methods; - good knowledge of the periodisation and dating of prehistoric and early historic eras; - grasp of the most important periods in prehistory and early history; - grasp of development trends in prehistory and early history; - an informed knowledge of the basic sources of material culture. - knowledge of basic terminology in English.
Syllabus
  • The course looks at the prehistoric ages and the early periods of history from the development of human society to the middle settlement age (Great Moravia). Due to the extensive time period in question it is necessary to limit the themes in a “pyramidical” form: from a world view of ancient times (anthropogenesis, paleolithic) then gradually narrowing to Europe (neolithic), Central Europe (the Hallstatt period to the Migration Period) and to the lands of the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Great Moravian culture). The study is historically based rather than archaeologically, therefore it does not analyse the classification of cultural material, only historical approaches are used, derived from analyses of the sources of material culture. In the introduction information is given on archaeology as a scientific subject, on the methodology of its research and the present organisation of archaeology in the Czech Republic. Particular developments in the prehistoric era and ancient periods of history are then examined. Emphasis is placed on the hampered development of the law and on material, social and spiritual life at the ethnogenesis of historical nations. Students are made aware of the roots of racism, nationalism and chauvanism and are oriented towards the humanistic idea connected to the equality of peoples and nationhood. This interpretation is followed by seminars, where the main ideas of the course are added to and expanded. They are further illustrated by artefacts from the material culture of the prehistoric age and from ancient history.The supplement of the seminar is a presentation of the basic terminology at English.
  • 1. Introduction to the study of the prehistoric and ancient historical periods.
  • 2. The natural environment in prehistory. Anthropogenesis.
  • 3. History of the Middle and Old Stone Age.
  • 4. History of the New Stone Age (Neolithic)
  • 5. History of the Copper Age (Eneolithic)
  • 6. History of the Bronze Age
  • 7. History of the early Iron Age (Hallstatt)
  • 8. History of the late Iron Age (La Tène)
  • 9. Central Europe at the time of the Roman emperors
  • 10. Migration Period
  • 11. Europe at the time of the arrival of the historical Slavs
  • 12. The middle settlement age – the Great Moravian Empire
Literature
  • PODBORSKÝ, Vladimír. Pravěké dějiny Moravy. Edited by Jaromír Kubíček. V Brně: Muzejní a vlastivědná společnost, 1993. 543 s. ISBN 8085048450. info
  • BRŮŽEK, Jaroslav. Archeologie pravěkých Čech. Edited by Martin Kuna. Praha: Archeologický ústav AV ČR, 2007. 163 s. ISBN 9788086124759. info
  • FRIDRICH, Jan. Archeologie pravěkých Čech. Edited by Slavomil Vencl. Praha: Archeologický ústav AV ČR, 2007. 164 s. ISBN 9788086124766. info
  • ZÁPOTOCKÁ, Marie. Archeologie pravěkých Čech. Edited by Ivan Pavlů. Praha: Archeologický ústav AV ČR, 2007. 118 s. ISBN 9788086124711. info
  • Archeologie pravěkých Čech. Edited by Evžen Neustupný. Praha: Archeologický ústav AV ČR, 2008. 185 s. ISBN 9788086124773. info
  • ČUJANOVÁ, Eva. Archeologie pravěkých Čech. Edited by Jan Bouzek - Luboš Jiráň. Praha: Archeologický ústav AV ČR, 2008. 265 s. ISBN 9788086124780. info
  • DRDA, Petr. Archeologie pravěkých Čech. Edited by Natalie Venclová. Praha: Archeologický ústav AV ČR, 2008. 164 s. ISBN 9788086124803. info
  • DRDA, Petr. Archeologie pravěkých Čech. Edited by Natalie Venclová. Praha: Archeologický ústav AV ČR, 2008. 173 s. ISBN 9788086124797. info
  • DROBERJAR, Eduard. Archeologie pravěkých Čech. Edited by Vladimír Salač. Praha: Archeologický ústav AV ČR, 2008. 214 s. ISBN 9788086124810. info
  • PLEINER, Radomír and Alena RYBOVÁ. Pravěké dějiny Čech. Praha: Academia, 1978. info
  • PODBORSKÝ, Vladimír. Dějiny pravěku a rané doby dějinné. 3. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2006. 325 s. ISBN 9788021041530. info
  • Bouzek, J. – Buchvaldek, M. – Sláma, J. a kol., Nástin evropského pravěku, Praehistorica IX,
  • BUCHVALDEK, Miroslav. Dějiny pravěké Evropy. Praha: SPN, 1985. 279 s. : i. info
  • PEČÍRKA, Jan. Dějiny pravěku a starověku. 1, hlava 1-9. Vyd. 1. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1979. 607 s., mp. info
  • PEČÍRKA, Jan. Dějiny pravěku a starověku. 2, hlava 10-21. Vyd. 1. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1979. 615-1091 s. info
  • MĚŘÍNSKÝ, Zdeněk. České země od příchodu Slovanů po Velkou Moravu I (Czech lands from the comming the Slavs to the Great Moravia I). Praha: LIBRI, 2002. 564 pp. LIBRI, I. ISBN 80-7277-104-3. info
  • SKLENÁŘ, Karel, Zuzana BLÁHOVÁ-SKLENÁŘOVÁ and Miloslav SLABINA. Encyklopedie pravěku v Čechách, na Moravě a ve Slezsku. 1. vyd. Praha: Libri, 2002. 427 s. ISBN 8072771159. info
  • DEKAN, Ján and Josef POULÍK. Veľká Morava : doba a umenie. Translated by Božena Grečnerová, Photo by Alexander Paul - Alexander Paul - Ivan. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Tatran, 1976. 280 s., 17. info
Teaching methods
lecture, seminar, e-learning
Assessment methods
completion (of a course): oral examination; written test; online test
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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