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by Archaeology Newsroom

The teaching of Archaeology in Greek universities

This article looks both at the underlying principles of the organisation and the content of the teaching of archaeology in Greek universities as well as at some of its consequences. The main conclusion is that at most Archaeology Departments there exists a strong bias towards certain periods (the classical period and the late bronze age) and certain approaches (mainly the art-history approach in the German tradition). Several important aspects of the past and the theoretical and issues on methodology receive little attention.The (University of Thessaloniki is to a large degree, an exception).Consequently, the training of future archaeologists is inadequate and, furthermore, certain ideological stereotypes are being maintained within modern Greek society.