Archaeology

Archaeology covers all aspects of the materiality of human societies from early Prehistory to modern times.
Archaeologists take an interdisciplinary approach, using techniques that are found in science, humanities, and all the fields in between. You will learn about ancient cultures and archaeological research methods, but also about geology, ecology, and the characteristics of different materials.
During the study you will be introduced to heritage management and actively participate in excavations. Furthermore, you will examine finds in a laboratory and acquire academic skills such as debating, presenting, and academic writing.

A brand new international and English-taught BA in Archaeology has started on 1 September 2015

Archaeology in Leiden

“World Archaeology is one of my favourite courses. In this course you learn about the development of human societies, from the first hominids to complex societies.”