Course code: ARKN14
Swedish title: Arkeologiska studier av människa och landskap i långtidsperspektiv
Credits: 15

NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about autumn semester 2022.

Study period: autumn semester 2022
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2022-11-07 – 2023-01-13
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-30051
Eligibility: Students must have passed the course ARKK04, ARKH04, AKSA04, HOSA04 or the equivalent.

Introductory meeting: 2022-11-08 at 10:15 – 12:00 in LUX:C337

Teachers: Åsa Berggren, Greer Jarrett, Peter Jordan, Giacomo Landeschi


In this course human relation to the landscape is studied in an archaeological long time perspective. Using different archaeological examples, for example the Neolithic revolution in Scandinavia, various theoretical perspectives regarding humans and landscape are discussed. In what way do important institutions; like religion, technology, social organization and economy relate to environment and landscape, and in what way are these institutions affected by the landscape? What type of historical events, disasters and environmental changes and so on can be connected to population change in traditional societies? Have some traditional societies been targeted by catastrophes while others have prospered? Are there fundamental differences between hunters and gatherers and societies based on traditional agriculture or do we find gradual differences along a continuum? Do humans adapt to the landscape or do humans adapt the landscape to their own needs? How can we use different theories from other scholarly fields, for example ecology, when in explaining human interaction with the environment? Under what circumstances has traditional archaeological societies shown resilience and when are societies vulnerable to external trends (environmental change, disasters)?


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.

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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.

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