The primary field of study is Finland’s past and that of the world’s various continents from an anthropological perspective. A specific focus is placed on the archaeological cultural heritage of northern Finland and of other northern areas within the global context. In addition to mastering basic knowledge, the teaching focuses on universal cultural theories and research technologies pertaining to the processing of source material. A key goal of research is to offer students the ability to independently complete the process of archaeological research, which consists of gathering a dataset, analysing it, interpreting it and presenting the results in writing. The basic and intermediate studies mostly consist of theory courses and practical archaeology study modules that include inventory preparation, digging and measuring instrument exercises. The advanced studies focus mainly on archaeological theory and study modules supporting the writing of theses.
Last updated: 20.9.2017