ARK2001 - Archaeological Production of Knowledge I


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 1 weeks

Course content

The course gives basic insight to different kinds of source material that give an understanding to how life and society went through social, economic and cultural changes from the past to our own era. The course emphases on problematizing and argumentation, with relevant theory, methods and analysis. The course will also focus on the interaction between archaeology as a discipline, and the present society. The course content for ARK2001 forms an important basis for ARK2003 Bachelor thesis in archaeology.

Learning outcome


The candidate

  • has basic knowledge of the archaeological research process.
  • has elaborate knowledge of selected archaeological research questions.
  • has broad understanding of the relation between theory, empirical data, method and analysis.


The candidate

  • can explain the relation between archaeology, society and the present time.
  • can analyze and discuss how different archaeologists and archaeologies have interpreted material culture.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars, written assignments, and visits to exhibitions. Mandatory activities: Approved obligatory assignment.

Compulsory assignments

  • Home assignment

Further on evaluation

A home assignment. Please note that exams may be based on classes and exercises.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Archaeology (BARK)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the B.A. in Archaeology.

Course materials

Will be announced at the beginning of the semester

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Cultural Heritage Management
  • Archaeology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Historical and Classical Studies


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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