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Archeologie: 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

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

General part

Archaeological Theory 5

Career profile

Master Thesis Global Archaeology 20
How Global Dynamics Shape the Human World 5

Choose 1:

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

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2


Hunter-gatherer Archaeology 5
The Archaeology of Hominin Diversity 5


Key Developments in European Prehistory 5
Archeologie en Erfgoed van Nederland 5

The Near East

Neolithisation in West Asia 5
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 Daily Life in the First Millennium CE in the Mediterranean 5
The Archaeology of the Greek Mediterranean 5
Crafting the Greek World. Theory and practice 5
Archaeology of the Crusades 5
Ancient Networks 5

The Americas


Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Introduction to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Archaeology 5
Underwater Archaeology and Maritime Landscapes 5
Master Internship Archaeology 5

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

or: free choice from the courses of the other Archaeology profiles.

or: course outside of the faculty or the university. These need to be MA courses of at least level 400 and need to be officially approved by the Board of Examiners.