Once again Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University welcomed the successful researcher from the Italian Republic with the grounded course of lections in the General Prehistory, European Prehistory, Caucasus Prehistory and the Indian Ocean Prehistory.
The visit of the famous Italian Professor Paolo Biagi (Ph.D. in Paleontology), who works in the Antique History and Middle East Studies Department in Ca’ Foscari University (Venice) lasted from the October 26th till the November 26th.
The course under the program Erasmus+ Ka107 was taught 32 academic hours for the I and IV Grade historian students. Under the course were represented the periods of prehistory, which subdivision began at the end of the XVII century in Denmark. Professor Paolo Biagi told about the fathers of the modern Archaeology and Prehistory studies, precisely J.C Thomsen, Curator of Copenhagen Museum, who developed a system, called “Three-Age System”, researchers A.J.Worsaae and J. Steenstrup.
Professor Paolo Biagi explained the role of the discoveries of such famous scientists: J. Bouche de Perthes, J. Prestwich, J.Evans and John Lubbock, who was the first to introduce in archaeology some terms that we still use today. The Lecturer followed with the students through the different stages of the humanity development and analazed the materials and tools, which played the key role during different periods.
He also presented the overview of the history and the study programs of Ca’ Foscari University (Venice). By the way he told about the importance of the Venice in the researching of his region and the whole Europe. He also depicted the pecularities of the european education system and welcomed all the students and lecturers to take part in the educational programs in Europe.
At the end of the course the students were examined by Paolo Biagi. The students who participated in the course thanked the lecturer and the Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University staff, which helped to conduct such an intensive cooperation program. The students-participants were very glad to receive the program certificates as well as the precious experience of the European Archaeology School.
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