Contemporary Archaeology

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EAR708 Contemporary Archaeology

Professor: Panagiota PANTZOU | Course outline [pdf file]

This module aims to introduce students to the Contemporary Archaeology. It presents the history, existing theories and research methodology laying emphasis on material manifestations linked to traumatic historical events, violence, politics of oppression and political and social tensions through international and Greek examples. The ulterior aim is to equip students with the skills and necessary knowledge and help them get acquainted with issues associated with the study, management and interpretation of recent past and especially the traumatic one.

By the end of this course students should be able to:

  • get acquainted with the principles and methods of Contemporary Archaeology,
  • get a grasps of management and promotion issues linked to traumatic cultural heritage,
  • be acquainted with existing theoretical discussion.
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