Course identification: 04-AO-TVAA
Class hours per week: 2
ECTS points: 5
Duration: 1 Semester
Course offering: winter semester
Seminar: Topics of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology A (Regions and Landscapes)
The module gives a comprehensive overview of the archaeology of a region or landscape of the ancient Near East, such as Anatolia, Babylonia, Elam, Northern Syria etc. The geographic characteristics and socio-economical conditions of the landscape as well as the diachronic development of the region will be portrayed with regard to the major cities and settlements. Moreover, the most important individual finds and findings as well as the current archaeological issues concerned with the region will be discussed.
The student will acquire a comprehensive overview of one region (landscape) of the ancient Near East. He/She will possess detailed knowledge about the diachronic development of the region, its major sites as well as important finds and findings. He/She is able to identify current archaeological issues concerned with the region with regard to specific sites and finds.
1 research paper (3000-3500 words).