The course
in Human migrations, mobility and identities, in life and death is a
fundamental (esame caratterizzante) of the Program in Mediterranean
Archeology; it aims to introduce the core relevance theme of the relationship
between the mobility of human groups and the forms of society within the Ancient
Mediterranean, from Prehistory to the Middle Ages; this module goes from Prehistory to the Classical Age. Both cases of individual or
small group and of massive mobility (migrations) will be analysed, and
contrasted with the background of medium and long-distance trade, as well as of
even or asymmetrical relationships between societies. The connection between
these two aspects, mobility and society, will be highlighted, through
consolidated research topics and innovative and interdisciplinary issues,
mainly derived from the anthropological and biological sciences. The course
will enable students to master the current debate and acquire full awareness of
the necessary skills for a modern interdisciplinary investigation. It will also
provide students with a basic orientation for the development of their
following course road map.

The student
will therefore be able to apply the acquired knowledge in a competent and
reflective way, to formulate autonomous judgments and to communicate ideas,
problems and considerations in a clear and correct way, as well as to develop
new research lines.