About Classical Archaeology

Classical archaeology represents a discipline within the global study of archaeology and the studies of Antiquity. The discipline comprises the Mediterranean cultures from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity as well as adjoining relevant cultures. Classical archaeology focuses on the Greek world from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period and the Roman Empire and encompasses also the history of the discipline and reception of the past.

Classical archaeology is characterised by methods and techniques developed to localise, expose, and analyse material remains from prehistoric to historic times in the Mediterranean area.
The discipline uses theories and methods developed to analyse material remains and to engage in discourses pertaining to for instance cultural, social, economic, political and art historical issues in the Mediterranean area.

Classical archaeology comprises topics such as: urbanisation, habitation patterns, topography, iconography and iconology, political propaganda, religious institutions and expressions, interrelations and exchange during a specific period or in a diachronic perspective.

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