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Archaeology

ArchaeGraphic element for the subject of Archaeologyology is the study of mankind and its culture from prehistory to the present day. An archaeologist investigates and documents physical remains and then interprets them to try to understand what they can tell us. This means that the subject combines theory and practice in a very practical manner.

An education in Archaeology provides the necessary skills for work in higher education, at museums, in historic preservation and the heritage sector. Knowledge of how we can relate to people in varied contexts is also important in areas that deal with cultural and social issues, such as journalism, social planning, education and tourism.

 

About the subject

Education and research in Archaeology at Södertörn University emphasise a critical perspective and the importance of relating Archaeology to current social issues. Questions about how physical objects reflect mankind and the passing of time can also form a starting point for general reflections about humanity.

This means that studying Archaeology does not just mean looking at the past, it also entails understanding mankind's cultural inheritance, contemporary society and ourselves. It is also possible to study Marine Archaeology at Södertörn University.

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