About Prehistoric Archaeology

Prehistoric Archaeology is first of all a study of material data from the past. The subject is defined by its particular methods applied in the field, in analyses of data, and in the writing of publications.

The methods are general and applicable to all archaeological situations. In practice, however, Danish archaeologists are primarily involved with Danish and Scandinavian institutions, in particular museums, but the actual engagement is wider, including Europe, Greenland, and other continents too. The methodology is not restricted to certain periods or regions, but the requirements of knowledge of particular data under study must be stressed.

 In practice the periods and regions primarily being studied are often the ones devoid of written data; the lower limit in time is often the early modern period. Collaboration with other subjects is intensive, comprising earth and bio sciences, historical and social disciplines. Collaboration with museums and related institutions in Denmark and abroad is close.

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