An Introduction to Field Archaeology: Theory and Method

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An Introduction to Field Archaeology: Theory and Method
Mr. Boaz Gross

The course will introduce the disciplinary foundations of archaeology: the essence of archaeology as a scientific discipline, the nature of archaeological data, archaeological field methods and approaches to archaeological interpretation. We will also explore how archaeology attempts to reconstruct the social and economic organization of ancient societies, as well as their cognitive world. 

The focus of the course will be on field excavation methods, terminology, documentation and scientific methodology and approaches, all of which comprise the multi-disciplinary toolkit that every modern archaeologist must be acquainted with and utilize. The course will also discuss the role of archaeology in modern society and its intricate relationship with different areas of life, such as religion, politics, environment and development.

Fall Semester     30/10/17 -19/12/17     MON 10:00-12:00    TUE 16:00-18:00 *   TOUR DATE: 7 DECEMBER 17

* On November 13th there will be held a double class from 10:00-14:00 Instead of the class of November 14th.
* On November 14th, 20th and 21st there will be no class.