Medieval Archaeology

Module code: AR1555

Following the end of the Roman Empire, Europe was subject to many significant changes in terms of the ways in which society was organised. The rise and spread of Christianity had a major impact, and the archaeology of this period explores the ways in which these changes can be seen in buildings, towns and artefacts. This module also considers the rise of the other recent major world religion - Islam - and the ways in which archaeologists have studied the Arab world and the spread of Islam, as well as medieval kingdoms in Africa, and developments at the same time in South America and Mesoamerica and pre-Columbian North America.