Archaeological Practice 1

Course content

The course gives an introduction to essential archaeological methods, which includes practical (excavation, stratigraphy, survey) as well as more theoretical (typology, dating, analysis) aspects. A short introduction to archaeological theory and research history is also included. The course is the necessary preparation for the field school of Near Eastern and Medieval archaeology (participation in the field-school requires a first passed exam in this course).

The course will be partly taught together with SAXO.

The teaching consists of lectures and exercises for the students. The students have to give at least one presentation of 10 min (with discussion) to be able to take the exam.


Studieordning for Nærorientalske old-tidskulturer på bachelorniveau med centralt fag i Assyriologi, Nærorientalsk arkæologi eller Ægyptologi, 2015-ordningen

BA tilvalg i Nærorientalsk arkæologi, 2007



Learning outcome

BA 2015-studieordning:
Arkæologisk praksis 1 (fagelementkode HNAB00421E)

BA tilvalg 2007-studieordning:
Arkæologisk teori, teknik og metode (fagelementkode HNAB10321E)

Lectures, discussions, practical excercises (with archaeological material).

Being able to reading English and German texts.

Fieldschool in May-June

Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assessment

Part time Master and Diploma courses

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 20
  • Excursions
  • 206
  • Project work
  • 50
  • Lectures
  • 36
  • Preparation
  • 100,5
  • English
  • 412,5