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VITA ANTIQUA, 12 (2020)                                                      ISSN 2522-9419 (online), ISSN 2519-4542 (print)
Center for Paleoethnological Research

VITA ANTIQUA 12, 2020, Climate Impact on East European Neolithic Societies.

Materials of the session ‘The Climate Impact on European Neolithic Societies During the 8.2-ky BP Events Near River Basins and Lakes’. #Networking, 26th Virtual Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (August 24-30, 2020)

International educational project «Nature and Society in Prehistoric Europe», 91-105

Pavlo Shydlovskyi1, Marta Arzarello2, Sara Garcês3, Albert Hafner4, Marie-Hélène Moncel5, Stéphane Péan6, Marta Połtowicz-Bobak7, Iwona Sobkowiak-Tabaka8, Vitalii Usik9

1Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine) ORCID0000-0001-6771-812X
2University of Ferrara (Italy) ORCID: 0000–0003–3379–1112
3Polytechnic Institute of Tomar; Geosciences Centre University of Coimbra; Instituto Terra e Memória (Portugal) ORCID: 0000–0003–0822–5012
4Director of Institute of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bern, Bern (Switzerland) ORCID: 0000–0003–2159–8569
5National Museum of Natural History, (France) ORCID: 0000–0001–6203–786X
6National Museum of Natural History, (France)
7University of Rzeszów (Poland) ORCID: 0000–0003–1973–4971
8Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland) ORCID0000–0001–5913–1177
9Archaeological Museum, Institute of archaeology of NAS Ukraine ORCID: 0000-0002-2671-3485



The stressful situation caused by the pandemic has become a powerful factor for the introduction of new methods and forms of education. The field of archaeological education was no exception. Creating online courses in archaeology and prehistory has its own specifics, which is manifested in the complexity of transmitting information about artefacts and field objects remotely. The project is to create a training course «Nature and society in Prehistoric Europe» through the creation of multimedia products such as video lectures, visual materials and online publications, which will widely present data and research results from Europe and Ukraine in particular. The main purpose of the course is to combine science and education through the interaction of student audiences with the professional environment by transmitting scientifically significant and relevant information about the interaction of society and nature from researchers to students and young scientists. In connection with the transfer of the learning process and the work of higher education institutions online, the project plans to develop multimedia materials that would provide professional delivery of knowledge and interaction between teacher and student.

Priority objectives of the project:

- Getting to know the professional cultures of the EU. In the course of the project implementation, the presentations and lectures of key speakers — leading scientists and teachers of European higher education institutions will be listened to and considered. Constant communication, joint seminars and consultations will allow better understanding and feeling the peculiarities of teaching practices in different European countries, to see the ethics of communication between teacher and student, to learn from the best methods of developing lectures and presentations.

— Practices and principles of teaching in the EU. In the process of creating a multimedia course, students and young prehistorians will have direct communication with outstanding scientists and teachers in this field, which will ensure the direct transfer of scientific experience and information to students.

— Foreign language learning and multilingual education. When creating a course at the seminars there will be communication in English. The participation of students and young scientists will help them to navigate in modern terminology and increase their ability to absorb information presented in a non-native language.

— Online education. The result of the project will be an online product in the form of a multimedia course, a gallery of photos and digital illustrations and an online publication of a collection of scientific articles.

This course establish close cooperation with representatives of educational institutions in France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland and Ukraine, which will in the future create a consortium of teachers specializing in the interaction of nature and society in different historical epochs.

Key words: archaeological education, prehistory, paleoecology, institute of higher education, multimedia course

Language: English/Ukrainian


Cite as:

Shydlovskyi, P., Arzarello, M., Garcês, S., Hafner, A., Moncel, M-H., Péan, S., Połtowicz-Bobak, M., Sobkowiak-Tabaka, I., Usik, V. 2020. International educational project “Nature and Society in Prehistoric Europe”. VITA ANTIQUA 12. Climate Impact on East European Neolithic Societies, p. 91-105.

References (lectures):

Arzarello, Marta (2021). The first European peopling: migration routes and behavior,

Garcês, Sara (2021). Crossing bridges, from Mesolithic to new horizons: identifying changes in the Tagus rock art tradition,

Hafner, Albert (2021). Tracing human mobility and migration in the Holocene,

Moncel, Marie-Hélène (2021). Strategies of Neanderthal occupations from the MIS 5 to 3 at the Abri du Maras (South-East France),

Péan, Stéphane (2021). Zooarchaeological methods: reconstitute relationships between Palaeolithic humans and other mammals,

Połtowicz-Bobak, Marta (2021). On the contact of two worlds: eastern borders of the Magdalenian complex,

Shydlovskyi, Pavlo (2021). Mammoth hunters of Dnieper basin. Human-environmental interaction in the end of the last glaciation,

Sobkowiak-Tabaka, Iwona (2021). Living on the edge. Late Palaeolithic communities on the North European Plain,

Usik, Vitalii (2021). Multilayer Palaeolithic Korolevo site (Transcarpathia, Ukraine): Through Time, Cultural Traditions and Technologies,