NÆR, Project based course

Course content

The course will enable students to develop their own project concerning an archaeological question. Archaeological Material from the EBA/MBA site of Murayghat (pottery, groundstone tools, chipped stone tools) will be available for a technological or typological analysis of the objects, creating 3D models for more detailed analysis, or working on residue analysis in collaboration with the GLOBE Institute.

The course will start with lectures about the different possibilities to engage with the material as well as some historical background. Following this, students will individually or in groups work on their specific project. During the semester active participation requires the production of a project based item, which could be a poster, homepage, video or similar material. The research question/project idea needs to be accepted by the supervisor beforehand.

The exam can only be taken after the described product has been finished and consists of a one-week paper.

The students’ project (poster, video etc.) could either go up on the excavation’s homepage or be shown in the university. A publication of the experiments is also possible, where the students will be credited with the results of their work, or in case or real data production will be co-authors. The students are thus advised to contact the responsible teacher already in December/January


Fagstudieordning Kandidatuddannelserne i nærorientalsk arkæologi, assyriologi og ægyptologi 2019.

Fagstudieordning Kandidattilvalg i assyriologi, nærorientalsk arkæologi, ægyptologi 2019


Learning outcome

KA 2019-studeordning
Projektbaseret kursus (aktivitetskode HNAK03511E)

KA tilvalg 2019-studieordning
Projektbaseret kursus (aktivitetskode HNAK13511E)


Lectures about the topics and time in general, as well as the presentation methods of the projects (visual, audio etc.). Students will research their particular project individually or in groups with expert advice. Discussions in class about the general topic, methods etc., the project questions and progress will be presented and discussed in colloquia. Kollokvier Tutorials with supervisor.

Will follow on absalon

It is expected that the students can read literature in English and German or French

A general knowledge of archaeology is expected.

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)
Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assessment
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 28
  • Preparation
  • 118
  • Project work
  • 216,5
  • Guidance
  • 10
  • Exam
  • 40
  • English
  • 412,5


Course number
Programme level
Full Degree Master
Full Degree Master choice

1 semester

Se skemalink nedenunder
Study Board of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Contracting department
  • Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator
  • Susanne Kerner   (6-7d7784807784527a877f407d8740767d)

Susanne Kerner, kerner@hum.ku.dk, Ingolf Thuesen, it@hum.ku.dk, NN

Saved on the 22-03-2021

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