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Subject Area: Archaeology
This course can also be studied in the following specialisations: History
Module: "The Balkans & the Black Sea" (Semester 2, 2011)
Building upon fieldwork the course coordinators have undertaken in Bulgaria, the Balkans & the Black Sea introduce the prehistory, history, and archaeology of south-eastern Europe. The module explores how a modern, multi-disciplinary, diachronic archaeological project seeks to answer questions of change, continuity, and cultural interaction. A number of themes will animate this course:
- the operation of a modern archaeological project, including discussion and evaluation of field methods such as satellite remote sensing, surface survey, geophysics, excavation, palaeoecology, etc.
- interaction of various disciplines in the sciences and humanities to solve archaeological problems
- the emergence and evolution of mid-range and complex society
- understanding and explaining change within a processual framework
- re-evaluation of Greek prehistory and history in its Balkan context.