Institute of Archaeology

Theory and method for the archaeology of the Ancient World

This course provides students with an introduction to archaeological theory and methodology relevant to the understanding and analysis of the societies and cultures of the ancient world. The course will include an introduction to key paradigms in the history of archaeological theory (antiquarianism, culture history, processual archaeology, post-processualism, agency theory etc); and key issues and methods in data-analysis (excavation strategies, assemblage analysis, artifact typologies, regional analysis etc).  This course is compulsory for second-year students enrolled for the BA in Classical Archaeology and Classical Civilisation. 

Course information

  • Code:ARCL2044
  • Course unit value: 0.5
  • Coordinator: Kris Lockyear
  • Prerequisite:
  • Handbook: open»

For registered students


  • Runs every year

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