Practical Archaeology 2

Course content

The course builds on the students' practical experience from the field school, where the students have tried out and experienced the methods and techniques that were taught in the course Practical Archaeology 1. This includes, among other things, excavation and reconnaissance techniques, drawing, surveying and recording, material analysis and typology. The course also involves the students in post-excavation work such as data recording and further processing of the data from the ToRS archaeological field-school.

Active participation and assignment submission are mandatory. Active participation includes having taken part in the field-school and a minimum of 50 % presence in the course.


Fagstudieordning Bacheloruddannelserne i assyriologi, nærorientalsk arkæologi og ægyptologi, 2019

Fagstudieordning for bachelortilvalg på assyriologi, nærorientalsk arkæologi og ægyptologi, 2019

Nærorientalske oldtidskulturer på BA-niveau med centralt fag i Assyriologi, Nærorientalsk arkæologi eller ægyptologi, 2015


Learning outcome

BA 2019-studieordning
Arkæologisk praksis 2 (Aktivitetskode HNAB00181E)

BA 2019-tilvalgsordning:
Arkæologisk praksis 2 (aktivitetskode HNAB10331E)

BA 2015-ordning:
Arkæologisk praksis (aktivitetskode HNAB00441E)


Lectures, discussions, practical exercises, assignments and excursions

Selected literature, rapports on excavation results, documentation and archaeological material

The course Practical Archaeology 1 needs to have been passed. For tilvalg students, please ask for information.

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Type of assessment

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 20
  • Preparation
  • 204,5
  • Practical exercises
  • 18
  • Excursions
  • 8
  • Project work
  • 150
  • Guidance
  • 2
  • Exam
  • 10
  • English
  • 412,5