Academic year
2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FT0073 (AF:280954 AR:160264)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
2nd Term
It is a characterizing teaching for the course "Preservation and Management of Cultural Heritage" and aims to furnish basic methodology for the analysis and interpretation of Italic archaeological evidences of the first millenium BC. Goals of the course are: develop personal reflections about birth and growth of the Etruscan civilization and give the methodological instruments to analize italic archaeological context even whithin a good comparinson one to each other.
We pay particular attention at the relationship between landscape and cultural and social development with regard to material culture.
We mostly will study the development of different types of houses in Veneto and in Etruria Padana.
1. Knowledge and understanding
- To know basic archaeological and technical terminology
- To Know Italic chronology relative and absolute
- To know main theoretical models to analize settelments and necropolis
- To Know main theoretical models to analize material culture and social organization
2. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
- To be able to employ archaeological and technical terminology
- To be able to apply chronological references for the Italic Iron age
- To be able to analyze some case studies for settlements and necropolis
- To be able to analyze examples of material culture and artistic finds
3. Judgment skills
- To be able to judge and argue hypothesis about etrusco-italic contexts, mostly for the settlements
4. Communication skills
- To be able to tell new finds or results of the research with a plain and technical terminology, mostly for the analysis of houses and buildings
- to be able to compare themselves with colleagues and tutor, even in virtual way
5. Learning ability
- To be able to take notes and to share them with colleagues, even on line
- To be able to consult bibliographic references even with a critical point of view
Minimum requirement is a good knowledge of the Italian phisical and morphological geography, mostly for Northern Italy
General issues are faced for the framing of the Villanovan and Etruscan civilization, with particular reference to the development of settlements and cities.
The buildings found in the contexts of Veneto and Etruria Padana are analyzed to illustrate the transformation from the hut to the house and to more complex buildings in the context of urban development between the eleventh and fifth-fourth centuries BC and until the Romanization.
Comparative contexts are illustrated to analyze similarities and differences in relation to social development.
M. Torelli, L’Arte degli Etruschi, Laterza Economica 2008.
M. Torelli, Storia degli Etruschi, Laterza Economica 2005.
G. Colonna, Architettura e Urbanistica, in Rasenna. Storia e Civiltà degli Etruschi, Milano 1986, pp. 371-530.
Dalla capanna al palazzo. Edilizia abitativa nell’Italia preromana, Annali per la Fondazione del Museo “Claudio Faina” XXIII, 2016 (saggi di C. Piazzi, E. Govi, G. Camporeale, V. D’Ercole e O. Menozzi, G. Tagliamonte).
E. Govi, G. Sassatelli (a cura di), Marzabotto. La casa 1 della Regio IV – insula 2, 1 – Lo scavo, Bologna 2010. (capitoli: E. Govi, cap. IV, pp. 179-203; cap. V: pp. 205-222; E. Govi, G. Sassatelli, cap. IX, pp. 291-310).
J.R. Brandt – L. Karlsson edd, From huts to houses. Transformation of ancient Societies, Proceedings of an International Seminar organized by the Norwegian and the Swedish Institutes in Rome, September 1997, Stockholm 2001.
Per i non frequentanti:
L. Capuis, G. Gambacurta, Il Veneto tra il IX e il VI secolo a.C.: dal territorio alla città, in G. Leonardi, V. Tinè (a cura di), Preistoria e Protostoria del Veneto, Atti della XLVIII Riunione Scientifica dell’IIPP, Padova 2013, Crocetta del Montello 2015, pp. 449-459.
Dalla capanna al palazzo. Edilizia abitativa nell’Italia preromana, Annali per la Fondazione del Museo “Claudio Faina” XXIII, 2016 (saggi di C. Piazzi, E. Govi, G. Camporeale, V. D’Ercole e O. Menozzi, G. Tagliamonte).
The test is oral; the student have to show a good knowledge of the main subjects and that they are able to explain the topics in a formally correct language, making use also of proper archaeological terminology. The students are expected to recognise the main monuments and archaeological sites treated or traceable in images drawn from the bibliography and their chronological and cultural framework.
Face to face lessons
Lectures and exercises
On.line papers for specific topics.

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Cities, infrastructure and social capital" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 09/04/2018