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At the Faculty of Archaeology, we investigate the development of human societies worldwide, from the earliest beginnings to modern times. We also study the heritage of mankind, which evokes this deep history, and which connects with, and informs, contemporary society.

Archaeologists have access to a variety of methods, which both elucidate the past and make it relevant to the present. It is an interdisciplinary field, applying approaches and theories from Social Sciences, Humanities and Natural Sciences, giving rise to new insights. Read more about our research

Together with research, a main focus of the Faculty is to educate and train young archaeologists. Research and teaching go hand-in-hand. Every lecturer is an experienced researcher, and every researcher is an accomplished teacher. Read more about our teaching.

The Faculty is comprised of three departments:

Read more about our organisation.

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