- Have an advanced understanding of the current theories used in archaeological research
- Have an advanced understanding of implementation of appropriate methods considering theoretical approach
- Evaluate which theories and methods that are applicable on different archaeological datasets
- Be able to formulate new research questions that integrate a theoretical understanding with a methodological implementation
- Be able to formulate a theoretical platform that integrates methods and datasets in an appropriate way and to an international standard
- Be able to create an operational theoretical framework that encompasses appropriate methodology
- Understand how research is situated within a research field in archaeology and the ramification that the different fields operate within.
- Be able to identify the underpinnings and scientific traditions of theories and methods.
- Be able to engage in an academic discourse on advanced theory and methodology within archaeology, both orally and in writing.
Although the course will focus on current theory, the overall aim is to give them a practical understanding in how theory and methodology together play into a theoretical research design.
The underpinnings of the theoretical approach and methodologies will be examined to give the students knowledge of the traditions that theories and methods stem from, as well as their epistemological anchoring in either the humanities, natural science or social sciences.
The teachers will present research literature that cover the main topics and
The course covers topics such as:
- The material turn
- The ontological turn
- Actor-network theory and châine operatoire
- The biographical perspective
- Feminist critique
- Sensory archaeology
Required prerequisite knowledge
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- Course coordinator
- Kristin Armstrong Oma
Method of work
Sist oppdatert: 16.06.2019