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Research internship: Human Origins



Our key fieldwork site is currently Les Cottés (France), which has an excellent record of the archaeology of both the last Neanderthals and the earliest modern humans.

Course objectives

  • Learning how to conduct fieldwork research;

  • Learning how to set up fieldwork research;

  • Learning how to define an excavation strategy;

  • RMA-students learn how to place research results in a wider international perspective;

  • RMA-students learn how to plan and supervise sub-projects on the excavation.


Course schedule details can be found in the RMA time schedule.

Mode of instruction


Course load

The course load will be distributed as follows:

  • Planning (0,5 ects);

  • Internship (3 ects);

  • Evaluation report (1,5 ects).

Assessment method

  • Internship assessment by the supervisor (70%);

  • Evaluation report (30%).

All assessment deadlines (exams, retakes, paper deadlines etc.) can be found in the examination schedule.

Reading list

To be announced.


Registration for the course is not necessary, registration for the exam is mandatory. For instructions, see the Registration in uSis page.


For more information about this course, please contact mw. dr. M.A. Soressi.


Compulsory attendance.