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Project groups European archaeology


Admission requirements

At least 2 of the 3 courses from the BA2 profile Archaeology of Europe (Early prehistory / Late prehistory and provincial-Roman archaeology / Medieval archaeology) obtained.


This course centers on a small research project based on primary archaeological data, following up on a research project of the Faculty of Archaeology. You learn how to draw up a research question, collect data, analyse data, and write a scientific report.
There is a choice of various projects, from early Prehistory to the late Middle Ages.

All options and further information per project are published on the BlackBoard module.

Course objectives

Ability to:

  • Draw up research questions about primary archaeological data;

  • Collect and analyse archaeological data;

  • Write a scientific report;

  • Carefully handle archaeological finds and documentation;

  • Work in a team.


Course schedule details can be found in the BA3 time schedule.

Mode of instruction

  • Practicals, in small groups (maximum 6-8 people);

  • Individual study.

Course load

The course load will be distributed as follows:

  • 28 hours of supervised practicals (1 ec);

  • 200 pages of literature (1,5 ec);

  • Final report of ca. 5,000 words (2,5 ec).

Assessment method

Final report (individual).

A retake is only possible for the final report and only when all other requirements have been met. The retake consists of improvement of the final report to a 6,0.

All exam dates (exams, re-sits, paper deadlines etc.) can be found in the BA3 examination schedule.

Reading list

To be confirmed, depending on project group.


Registration for the course or the exam is not required.


For more information about this course, please contact dr. A. Verpoorte.


Compulsory attendance.