Research Methods and Archaeological Theory (ARCM100)

30 credits

This module aims at providing students with a range of analytical and interpretative skills through the exploration of theoretical and methodological approaches to contemporary archaeological research. This will be achieved through lectures and seminars, where we will have the chance to examine different perspectives and approaches in detail. Starting with a brief history of modern archaeological thought, the module will soon move on to more recent discussions and approaches in particular sub-fields.

Knowledge of archaeological theory and methods is essential for anyone entering on research in archaeology. Critical analytical and interpretative skills deriving from the systematic study of these can also be useful for professional and personal development within a wider framework.