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Overview

The prehistoric archeology as a science of early humans deals with their material legacies, social and economic forms of organization as well as their artistic, symbolic and spiritual expressions of life, insofar as they left lasting traces. Your area of ??work ranges in time from the incarnation to times with sufficient written sources. The prehistoric research in Germany is spatially concentrated mainly on Europe and neighboring areas. In terms of questions and objectives, it is a historical science, in methodological terms it is an archaeological discipline. Prehistoric archeology researches artefacts as well as ground monuments and their chronology, Function and cultural-historical significance with the help of form-based-typological, quantitative-statistical and material analysis methods as well as historical-cultural-anthropological analogies. Through excavation activities, she is constantly opening up new sources. Your work is enriched by the addition of methods and findings from various humanities and natural sciences such as ethnology, history, physical and historical geography, anthropology, archeozoology and archeobotany.

The 30 CP module offering does not cover the entire subject of the course (see course structure).

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

 

Prehistoric archeology is combined with a 90-credit core subject as a 60-credit module. Prehistoric archeology is combined as a 30 CP module with a suitable 120 CP core subject or a 90 CP core subject and a further 30 CP module offer.

The structure and course of the course are regulated by the course regulations. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan. The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the module exams. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

Prehistoric archeology as a 60 CP module offer

module Working techniques and basics
module An overview of prehistoric and early historical epochs I
module Pre- and early historical epochs at a glance II
module An overview of prehistoric and early historical epochs III
module Pre- and Protohistoric Epochs at a Glance IV
module Material culture and chronology in prehistory and early history
A compulsory elective module must be completed in each of the following areas:
"Genera" area
module Genera A - house and settlement
module Genera B - grave and burial
module Genera C - landfill and cult site
"Introduction to the methods of the subject" area
module Introduction to the methods of subject A: quantitative and numerical methods
module Introduction to the methods of subject B: Archaeometry
module Introduction to the methods of subject C: Archeobiology
"Subjects" area
module Subject A - Social History, Social Analysis, Gender Studies
module Subject areas B - cult, ritual and religion
module Subject areas C - archebiology as a specialty
module Subject areas D - economic archeology
module Subject areas E - settlement and landscape archeology
Area "Epochs of a Cultural Area"
module Epochs of a cultural area A with excursion
module Epochs of a cultural area B with seminar

 

Prehistoric archeology as a 30 CP module offer

module Working techniques and basics
module An overview of prehistoric and early historical epochs I
module Pre- and early historical epochs at a glance II
module An overview of prehistoric and early historical epochs III
module Pre- and Protohistoric Epochs at a Glance IV
A compulsory elective module has to be completed within the following area "Genres"
module Genera A - house and settlement
module Genera B - grave and burial
module Genera C - landfill and cult site

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Admission mode 1st semester
No admission restrictions
Admission mode higher semester
No admission restriction (for the winter semester for the 3rd and 5th semester, for the summer semester for the 2nd, 4th, 6th semester)
 
Additional entry requirements
English (level B1 GER)
 
 

CAREER PROSPECTS

 
Bachelor graduates have scientific knowledge and practical skills that qualify them for a job or a postgraduate course. Since prehistoric archeology is studied as a module as part of a combined bachelor's degree, the chosen 90 CP core subject usually shapes the professional qualification.


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