Archaeology (Research): The Transformation of the Roman World
As a student, you will participate in the current research projects of the Faculty of Archaeology that focus on the Merovingian and Carolingian world in North-Western Europe, the Byzantine Period in the Mediterranean and the Roman, Byzantine and Islamic periods in (southern) Jordan.
You will have the opportunity to work in field schools relating to research projects, while excursions to relevant sites and museums are also part of the programme. This specialisation is suited for students who are interested in interdisciplinary research, combining archaeology with disciplines such as history, anthropology, art history, linguistics and natural sciences.
The general focus of our research and teaching is ‘economics’. We analyse the economic recovery of North-Western Europe in Merovingian and Carolingian times, exchange networks in the Mediterranean on the basis of production and distribution of pottery, and agrarian innovation and water management in Jordan.
Our expertise includes the study of burial rites, the fate of Roman towns in the early Middle Ages, and the study of Christian centres.
Prof. dr. F.C.W.J. (Frans) Theuws