Archaeology – Doctoral Degree 2014
Archaeology of Everyday life in Ancient Egypt
Status: optional
Recommended Year of Study: 2
Recommended Semester: 3
ECTS Credits Allocated: 10.00
Pre-requisites: The command of the English language and the basic use of German or French.

Course objectives: To enable the study and review of social processes using the remains of material culture based on complex and varied data using a theoretical and methodological approach, with the aim of training candidates for independent research.

Course description: The research of everyday life entails different aspects of social behavior, from the relation of a society to its environment, the collection and or production of raw materials and food, organization of living space and the way in which different activities are organized, across social rules of behaving, the question of social structure, family, religiousness and the rituals for the dead, to the institutions and interaction of individuals or a group with them. The essence of the course is analysis of the manner in which social and historic processes influence the form of everyday life and how, based on material remains, it may be reconstructed. During the introductory part of the curse these processes will be reviewed using particular examples, and prepared to accommodate the needs of the candidate’s research (the analysis of primary sources and interpretation).

Learning Outcomes: Essay, oral examination

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