Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

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Doel vak

Upon completion of this course you will have acquired a general
knowledge of the main cultural and historical developments of the Near
East between the 10th and 1st millennia BC. You will have an
understanding of the datasets, theories and approaches that characterize
the field of Near Eastern archaeology. You can formulate a relevant
research question and construct a basic research design to investigate a
topic of your choice within the discipline.

Inhoud vak

The course consists of
1) an archaeology-based overview of the societies and cultures of the
Ancient Near East, and
2) a presentation and further discussion of several themes related to
sedentism and food production,
ancient urbanism and town-countryside relationships, including power and
monumentality, food supply system, and administration.


Lecture classes and discussion classes.


Assignments (written and oral) (25%), written exam (75%).


Matthews, R. 2003: The Archaeology of Mesopotamia. Theories and
Approaches, London: Routledge;
Additional literature (scholarly articles and excavation reports).


Students of archaeology, (ancient) history, assyriology, classics;
interested students of other disciplines.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_BEBAARC209
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P1
Vakniveau 200
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. F.A. Gerritsen
Examinator dr. F.A. Gerritsen
Docenten dr. F.A. Gerritsen

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