Course Description

Course Name

Archaeological Resource Management

Session: VRMS3121

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course explores the management of archaeological sites and artefacts. It begins by examining how archaeology developed from being an antiquarian pastime to become a scientific endeavour and how contemporary archaeology has to balance scientific goals with cultural and social objectives of local communities. The course progresses to assess the challenges inherent in managing the archaeological heritage including the difficulties of private‐public partnerships, the statutory regulations and the imperative to manage heritage tourism sustainably and engage the local community. Students will be expected to visit an archaeological site in Rome on their own and use it as a case study, which will be presented in the final classes of the course and then submitted as a written report.

*Course content subject to change