Institute of Archaeology

World Archaeology: from early states to globalization

The course gives an introduction to some of the world's historic civilizations.  Discussion of the nature of urban societies, states and empires is combined with the study of archaeological examples from Mesopotamia, the Greek and Roman world, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, China, Central and South America, and Viking Europe. Emphasis is placed on comparative approaches. 

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For registered students


  • Runs every year

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