Archaeology of Cult

Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

On completion of this course, you will:
- have more detailed knowledge of the most important cult places and the
associated material culture in the Mediterranean and Northwest-Europe
from c. 800 BC to 250 AD;
- have gained insight into the origin, development and level of
organization of cult communities in the ancient world;
- have acquired a critical understanding of the specific role of
archaeology in the study of ancient religions, in comparison to other
disciplines in the humanities, such as theology, anthropology, ancient
history and material culture studies;
- have learnt to apply theoretical notions and concepts related to the
study of religion to an archaeological dataset

Inhoud vak

This course provides an overview of the archaeology of cult places in
the Mediterranean and Northwest-Europe in the period from c. 800 BC
(the period of the rise of the Greek city-states) to 250 AD (the crisis
of the Roman cities of the West). In the lectures various aspects of the
materiality of ancient religions will be discussed. In the seminars the
students will present case-studies in which these aspects are further


Interactive lectures and seminars


Two short reviews (20%), two oral group presentations (20%), written
exam on
course literature (60%)

Vereiste voorkennis

What is Archaeology?


There is no course book with this module. The literature will be
announced and/or made available on Canvas


This course can be taken by anyone who has successfully completed an
introductory course into archaeology, e.g. What is archaeology?

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_AABAARC203
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P2
Vakniveau 200
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. A.M.J. Derks
Examinator dr. A.M.J. Derks
Docenten dr. A. Prent
dr. A.M.J. Derks

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