Aarhus, Denmark

Maritime Archaeology

online course
when 26 July 2021 - 13 August 2021
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 824

Maritime archaeology is a sub-discipline of the general field of archaeology and is relatively a newcomer. Maritime archaeology, in its most basic form, is the study of material culture related to human interaction with the water. Travel by water has been practiced throughout the history of the humankind to satisfy specific demands, e.g., social-economic, political, military, or a combination of exploration and curiosity. Maritime archaeology firmly stands within the interdisciplinary tradition of archaeology as such, with a specific maritime focus. The traditional definition of “maritime” as dealing only with the sea and specifically shipwrecks is not valid anymore. In addition, the specific term is not only limited to the study of wet sites. Maritime archaeology is much wider including the study of constructions and remains of human activity, on land and underwater.

The course is open to everyone, but is particularly aimed at students in archaeology, history and anthropology.

Course leader

Konstantinos Alexiou

Target group

Bachelor's level

Fee info

EUR 824: Exchange students: No Fee

Freemovers, EU/EEA: 824 EUR

Freemovers, NON-EU/EEA: 1373 EUR

Books, course materials, social programme, and housing are not included in the fee.


No scholarships available

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