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Archaeology: Theories and Methods

Course Description:

This course will cover the following subjects: the rise of archaeology and its aims, the development of archaeological theory: the three ages system, cultural history and distribution, experimental archaeology, proccessual archaeology, middle range theory and ethno-archaeology, post-proccesual archaeology, new-Marxism archaeology. Archaeological schools: Biblical school of Archaeology, French school of Archaeology, German school of Archaeology, English school of Archaeology, American school of Archaeology. New directions in archaeology: environmental archaeology, forms of cultural contacts, types of trade contacts, archaeology of ethnicity and archaeology of cognition.