77887 - Archaeology of Late Antique Mediterranean Basin

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  • Teacher Max Victor David

  • Credits 6

  • SSD L-ANT/08

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Ravenna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in History, preservation and enhancement of artistic and archaeological heritage and landscape (cod. 9218)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale

  • Course Timetable from Oct 11, 2021 to Nov 08, 2021


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Gender equality

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Lessons of this course provide the fundamental instruments for studying, within the field of archaeological science, the material culture and figurative tradition during the 3rd to the 6th centuries AD in the Mediterranean, with particular emphasis on intercultural influences and exchange.

Course contents

The course first of all deals with the problems related to the theory and practice of archaeological methods. The course is developed in two main modules. The introductory module deals with the main stages of the history of the matter; the links and relationships between Archaeology of Late Antiquity, Christian Archeology and Medieval Archaeology are also highlighted. The decisive themes for the understanding of Late Antiquity are examined: chronological limits, internal chronological partitions, geographical space, relations between the Roman Empire and the Persian Empire, chronological extension of the Roman Empire. The value of keywords such as decline, transformation, innovation and continuity is explained. In the second institutional module about fifty monuments, artefacts and sites essential for the knowledge of Late Antiquity are presented.



M. DAVID, Archeologia della Tarda Antichità, Milano: Mondadori, 2021

Other publications (books and articles) will be discussed in every lesson of the course.

Teaching methods

Frontal and online lessons, conferences and visits.

Assessment methods

Oral examination.

Office hours

See the website of Max Victor David