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Houses and Human Beings -
Approaches to material culture in European Buildings Archaeology

This course provides an intensive introduction into multidisciplinary approaches in European buildings archaeology. Houses have been a central source for archaeological, anthropological and historical research. The course consists of a theoretical part with lectures providing knowledge on building terminology, cultural heritage in theory and legislative context, an introduction into recording methods with practical exercises. The second, practical oriented part, will train measurement and documentation techniques as a fieldwork exercise. We will work with central source types (written and pictorial sources) and apply their evidence to selected buildings. A key part is a week of fieldwork measuring up a building close to Aarhus as group work. We will collect and discuss all available data in order to write the history and biography of this very building and discuss approaches for its future use and mittigation.

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.


Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about admission here.


Katterine Giles

Honorary associate professor