Course code: ARKN12
Swedish title: Arkeologi och antikens historia: Byggnader som arkeologi -analys av komplexa bebyggda miljöer
Credits: 15

NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about autumn semester 2021.

Teaching – autumn semester of 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our courses and programmes. Teaching and assessment during the first half of the autumn semester 2021 will be conducted both online and on campus. From 1 November more elements will be conducted on campus – the current schedule is available on course websites and/or in Canvas.

Study period: autumn semester 2021
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2021-11-08 – 2022-01-14
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-30251
Eligibility: Students must have passed the course ARKK04, ARKH04, AKSK04, HOSK04 or the equivalent.

Introductory meeting: 2021-11-08 at 10:15 – 12:00 in LUX:A126

Teachers: Danilo Marco Campanaro, Henrik Gerding, Giacomo Landeschi, Jes Wienberg


The built environment is an important aspect of human culture. Preserved architectural remains provide us with the possibility to explore and explain the spatial framework of past societies. Although the technological and environmental conditions for construction may have differed through time and space – just as activities and social norms related to the use of buildings did – many analytical tools and methods, which have been developed for studying these remains, are applicable regardless of the context. This course focuses on the analysis and interpretation of complex built environments, and particularly on how we can make the most of the existing material. The aim is to give an outline of the different means of documentation, interpretation and visualisation that are available to us, as well as a theoretical basis for choosing an appropriate documentation strategy. The course consists of two parts, first a theoretical part where the students get a thorough knowledge of documentation methods and strategies as well as different theories and methods regarding spatial analysis. In the second part of the course the students are introduced to various digital methods of documentation and analysis of buildings. The course includes case studies from different periods and geographical areas, in order to highlight various perspectives and approaches in buildings archaeology. The students will be acquainted with some of the most recently developed digital techniques for documentation and visualisation, but the question of how we can gain further knowledge through the analysis of built environments will remain at the centre of attention.


This course is not open as a freestanding course next semester. It can be open for application within a programme or for students in an exchange programme. Please ask your academic advisor for information.

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

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