CL 17A - Introduction to Greek Archaeology


General comments:
You will need to bring a "blue or green book" exam booklet!

The test will consist of three parts:

1. Slide Identifications: images shown alone or in pairs with specific questions on identifying characteristics and/or how they relate to the culture or chronological period.

2. Short answers including term or word list identifications (2-3 sentences - who/what/where/when and especially WHY) and recognition of specific names, sites and styles - both fill in the blank and matching.

3. Essay. You will be given a selection of  three questions/topics from which you will choose one to answer. The topics will require you to discuss a range of periods, materials and especially cultures/regions, often in comparison or contrast. You will be asked about the evidence for archaeological reconstruction and will be expected to describe developments over time and across cultures/regions. 3-5 "blue book" pages is the suggested length. Be certain to draw from your readings and class notes.

Remember to cite specific examples whenever possible!

You should be able to give a date range or period for important events, sites, developments, and arifacts (especially pottery styles) for which the dates are provided on the word lists or in your textbook. Many buildings and individual objects from the Geometric period onwards have fairly specific dates or date ranges that you should know.
Mycenaean Dark Ages/Iron Age:

Geometric-Archaic periods:

Review the material in your lecture notes, word lists, the readings and the images in the textbook!


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