Free online archaeology course starting now

Coursera has a vast amount of interesting topics taught by some great lecturers and tutors. An archaeology course, which I think I have mentioned before, started again yesterday. This course is called “Recovering the Humankind’s Past and Saving the Universal Heritage” and can be accessed here. The course consists of the following sections:

  • The recovery of the human past and the protection of the universal heritage
  • The birth of archaeology and its role in the contemporary world
  • The fascination of archaeology in its practices and in interpretation
  • Archaeology in research practice
  • Contemporary archaeology and public perception
  • Digitizing Cultural Objects and 3D virtual reconstruction
  • Sharing Digital Cultural Objects over the Internet
  • The past as a universal heritage of humankind

Notice I have made the computational archaeology specific sections bold. This does not mean that only those sections will refer to technology in archaeology. It is quite possible that there will be traces of technology used in archaeology in the rest of the sections. But this is what personally made this course extremely attractive over other history and archaeology courses.

I hope to see some of you in this virtual class 🙂


3 comments on “Free online archaeology course starting now

  1. Thanks for the reminder! I’m also pretty amped for those two sections.

  2. want to expand the frontiers of exploration and you are making that dream therefore congratulate

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