Prerequisites and restrictions
Admission to the MA-programme.
The central focus of this course lies on the various methods and techniques used to study the life history of artifacts. A series of lectures will focus on various current microscopic techniques and the high-tech residue and provenance analyses of stone tools and pottery. Central will be the expertise of the two specialist laboratories which form the core of material culture studies: the Ceramic Laboratory and the Laboratory for Artefact Studies. Included is an excursion to various laboratories of the Technical University of Delft.
Knowledge of and insight into the study of the life history of various categories of artefacts focusing on the various techniques and methodologies that are essential for such a study;
Knowledge of current microscopic techniques relevant in archaeological material culture studies;
Knowledge of residue and provenance analyses of stone tools and pottery.
Mode of delivery
To be announced.
Course schedule details can be found in the MA time schedule.