Institutionen för arkeologi och antikens historia

Humanistiska och teologiska fakulteterna | Lunds universitet

Archaeology and Ancient History: Field Archaeology in Theory and Practice


Course code: ARKN15
Swedish title: Arkeologi och antikens historia: Fältarkeologi i teori och praktik
ECTS credits: 30


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Study period: autumn 2019
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2019-09-02 – 2020-01-19
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: Students must have completed course ARKK04 Archaeology level 3, ARKH04 Historical Archaeology level 3, AKSA04 Classical Archaeology and Ancient History level 3, HOSA04 Historical Osteology level 3, or the equivalent
Application code: LU-30271

Introductory meeting: 2019-09-02 at 15.15 – 17.00: LUX:B240

Teachers: Åsa Berggren, Nicolo Dell'Unto, Henrik Gerding, Martin Hansson, Giacomo Landeschi, Mats Roslund


This course focuses on theoretical and practical issues connected to archaeological fieldwork. Modern archaeology requires knowledge and awareness of a wide range of scholarly fields, both in relation to the archaeological field practice and concerning the role of archaeology in society. In this course the students take part in archaeological excavations, carry out archaeological documentation of buildings, and learn how to plan and perform landscape analysis. The students will also gain insights into  the various methods of analysis in modern archaeology. Topics like GIS (geographical information systems), contextual documentation, and the compilation and interpretation of large amounts of archaeological data are studied. Finally the students will get the opportunity to reflect upon their professional roles, the role of archaeology in society and thereby connected topics of ethics, outreach and the use of history. Throughout all parts of the course an emphasis is made on the theoretical foundation of all archaeological practice.


  1. Field Archaeology, 15 ECTS
  2. Processing and Analysis, 7.5 ECTS
  3. Archaeology, Society and Ethics, 7.5 ECTS


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