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Archaeology: MA Global Archaeology

In the Global Archaeology specialisation you study key developments in past societies that have shaped global history from comparative and regional perspectives.

Investigate major transitions in history from the origins of our species to the emergence of capitalism in diverse regions including the Near East, the Mediterranean, Europe and the Americas.

Global Archaeology

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

General part

Archaeological Theory 5

Career profile

The Human Planet: How Deep History Shaped the Human World (5 ec) > this course was not taught, course is replaced on individual basis

Master Thesis Global Archaeology 20

Choose 1:

Area Specialisation Europe 10
Area Specialisation Eastern Mediterranean and West Asia 10
Area Specialisation Americas 10

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


The Archaeology of Hominin Diversity 5
Approaches to the Built Environment and Cultural Landscapes: Methods and Theory 5
Hunter-gatherer Archaeology 5


Area Specialisation Europe 10
Key Developments in European Prehistory 5

The Near East

Neolithisation in West Asia 5
Area Specialisation Eastern Mediterranean and West Asia 10
The Archaeology of the Assyrian Empire 5

The Mediterranean

Current Issues in the Archaeology of the Frontier Regions of the Roman Empire 5
The Archaeology of the Greek Mediterranean 5
The Archaeology of Daily Life in the First Millennium CE in the Mediterranean 5
Archaeology of the Crusades 5

The Americas

Area Specialisation Americas 10
Beings on the Move: Shamanism, Ontologies and Indigenous Imagery between the South American Mainland and the Caribbean Islands 5


Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Quantitative Methods in Archaeology 5
Scientific Methodology in Archaeology 5
Current Issues in Applied Archaeology 5
Underwater Archaeology and Maritime Landscapes 5
Landscape Heritage: Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development in Past and Present 5
History of Construction and Heritage 5
Data Analysis With Python 5
Prospective Archaeology 5
Master Internship Archaeology 5

or: free choice from the rest of the focus area courses

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