Rock Art in northern Europe - an Introduction

7.5 credits

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This course gives a broad introduction to the archaeological study of rock art in northern Europe, its cultural settings and chronology (from the Mesolithic to the Bronze Age). It also introduces the student to the history of this research field and explores new theoretical perspective and interpretations. The course runs part-time over nine weeks, and invites the students to a non-obligatory excursion to one of the rock art areas within contemporary Sweden.


To study on a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.

However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also include compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.

There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a web cam.

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