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Archaeological Science

Scientific methodology is an important approach in modern archaeology and it is at the heart of archaeological science. Hypotheses, data, theory, experiments, observations, as well as presentation and interpretation, are all key to our understanding of our past.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

General part

Scientific Methodology in Archaeology 5

Career profile

Current Issues in Archaeological Science 5
Quantitative Methods in Archaeology 5
Master Thesis Archaeological Science 20

Choose 1 of the following specialisation courses:

Archaeological Science Specialisation Course: Archaeozoology 5
Archaeological Science Specialisation Course: Archaeobotany 5
Archaeological Science Specialisation Course: Osteoarchaeology 5
Archaeological Science Specialisation Course: Material Culture 5
Archaeological Science Specialisation Course: Digital Archaeology 5

Choose any 2 focus area courses (see 'Focus area courses' tab above) (2 x 5 ec)

Choose 2 elective courses (see 'Electives' tab above) (2 x 5 ec)

Focus area courses

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Europe

Key Developments in European Prehistory 5
Urban Archaeology 5
Hunter-gatherer Archaeology 5

The Near East

Neolithisation in the Near East 5
The Archaeology of the Assyrian Empire 5

The Mediterranean

Archaeology of the Crusades 5
A Global Revolution? Change and Innovation in Afro-Eurasia in the Hellenistic and Roman Period (250 BC – AD 250) 5
The Archaeology of Early Roman Imperialism 5
Current Issues in the Archaeology of the Frontier Regions of the Roman Empire 5

The Americas

Mobility, Interaction and Colonialism in the Americas 5
Current Issues in the Archaeology of the Americas 5

Electives

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
The Human Planet 5
MSc Internship: Archaeological Science 5

or: free choice from the other profiles, or programmes outside Archaeology (after approval of Board of Examiners)

Digital Archaeology recommends the following elective course:

GIS course at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Osteoarchaeology recommends the following elective courses:

Forensic Archaeology 5
Archaeological Science Specialisation Course: Digital Archaeology 5