Theory and Practice

Theory and Practice

Theory and Practice at Aberdeen examines:

  • the structures behind archaeological thought
  • the development of archaeological theory, contemporary relevance and engages in an ongoing theoretical discussion within the subject
  • developing new theoretical as well as scientific models

These themes are tackled through research projects investigating:

  • the links between past and present
  • social identity constructions
  • heritage
  • materiality
  • empiricism
  • the relation between archaeology and politics etc

In archaeological investigations the theoretical aspects of archaeological practice is strongly emphasised.