Archaeological Massive Open Online Courses

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are online courses that are offered over a certain period and in regular repetition by renowned universities or research institutes. They usually focus on a special topic and are also aimed at students who are interested in topics that may not be offered at their university. This means that MOOCs should be seen as a supplement to the course offerings of your university. Talk to your lecturers to what extent it could possibly be credited. Participation in the courses is free. Some however, require a fee for the certificate. Philipp Friedrich (student assistant at Digtal Geoarchaeology) has put together various courses on archaeology, GIS and remote sensing (updated 27-10-2020).

Topic and LinkUniversity/ InstituteLecturerLanguageDuration [week]Work Load [h]



Roman Art and ArchaeologyUniversity of ArizonaDavid SorenEnglish625  Roman Art, Archaeology, Ancient Rome
Recovering the Humankind's Past and Saving the Universal HeritageSapienza University of RomeAndrea Vitaletti et al.English816-320 Humanities, Archaeology, Cultural Heritage
Egiptologia (Egyptology)Universitat Autonoma de BarcelonaJosé Lull, Josep Cervelló AutuoriSpanish93632BeginnerHistory, Egyptology, Archaeology
At the Origins of the Mediterranean Civilization: Archaeology of the City from the Levant to the West - 3rd-1st millennium BCSapienza University of RomeLorenzo NigroEnglish81141BeginnerArchaeology, Mediterranean Civilization
The Changing Landscape of Ancient Rome. Archaeology and History of the Palatine HillSapienza University of RomePaolo CarafaEnglish8845BeginnerArchaeology, Ancient Rome, Landscape
Osteoarchaeology: The Truth in Our BonesLeiden UniversityAndrea Waters-RistEnglish52741BeginnerOsteoarchaeology, Human Skeleton
Archaeology: from Dig to Lab and BeyondUniversity of ReadingAmanda Clarke et al.English2649BeginnerArchaeology, Archaeological Excavation
Pyramids of Giza: Ancient Egyptian Art and ArchaeologyHavard UniversityPeter Der ManuelianEnglish816-32126BeginnerArchaeology, History, Art, Egyptian
Archaeology and the Battle of Dunbar 1650: From the Scottish Battlefield to the New WorldDurham UniversityCharlotte Roberts et al.English61264BeginnerArchaeology, Science, Dunbar
Exploring Stone Age Archaeology: The Mysteries of Star CarrUniversity of YorkAndy Langley et al.English41649BeginnerArchaeology, Stone Age
Hadrian's Wall: Life on the Roman FrontierNewcastle UniversityIan HaynesEnglish62464BeginnerHadrian Wall, Roman Empire, Archaeology
Discover PalestineAn-Najah UniversityAhmed GhodiehEnglish9360BeginnerPalestine, Archaeology, Ruins, Hstory
Discovering Greek & Roman CitiesAarhus University u.a.Alain Duplouy et al.English, Französisch, Deutsch816-240BeginnerArchaeology, History, Roman, Greek
Archaeology of Portus: Exploring the Lost Harbour of Ancient RomeUniversity of SouthamptonVarious InstructorsEnglish6240BeginnerPortus, Ancient Rome, Archaeology
ArchaeoastronomyPolitecnico di MilanoGiulio MagliEnglish 70BeginnerAstronomy, Archaeology
Wonders of Ancient EgyptUniversity of PennsylvaniaDavid SilvermanEnglish490AdvancedHistory, Art, Mythodology
The Fall and Rise of JerusalemTel Aviv UniversityOded LipschitsEnglish4140BeginnerHistory, Jerusalem, Archaeology
Introduction to Ancient Egypt and Its CivilizationUniversity of PennsylvaniaDavid SilvermanEnglish480AdvancedHistory, Egypt
Ancient Egyptian CivilizationBibliotheca AlexandrinaAhmed BorhamEnglish5 21BeginnerHistory, Egypt
The Ancient GreeksWesleyan UniversityAndrew Szegedy-MaszakEnglish7200BeginnerGreek, History, Mythodology
England in the Time of King Richard IIIUniversity of LeicesterDeirdre O'SullivanEnglish61859BeginnerMedieval, History
Forensic Archaeology and AnthropologyDurham UniversityRebecca Gowland, Tim ThompsonEnglish61874BeginnerForensic, Archaeology, Bones
Anthropology: Understanding Societies and CulturesUniversity of Newcastle AustraliaHedda Askland, Daniela HeilEnglish39 BeginnerArchaeology, Anthropology
The Art and Archaeology of ancient NubiaEmory UniversityPeter LacovaraEnglish8240BeginnerArchaeology, History, Nubia
Archaeology's dirty little SecretBrown UniversitySue AlcockEnglish8320BeginnerAnthropology, Archaeology
Copernicus MOOCUniversity of Luxembourg English12240BeginnerCopernicus, Remote Sensing
Spatial Data Science: The New Frontier in AnalyticsESRI English612-18 AdvancedGIS, Analytics, Spatial Data
Echos in Space: Introduction to Radar Remote SensingFriedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena English5250AdvancedRemote Sensing, GIS, Radar Data
Remote Sensing Image Acquisition, Analysis and ApplicationsUniversity of New South WalesJohn RichardsEnglish15230AdvancedRemote Sensing, GIS
Spatial Analysis and Satellite Imagery in a GISUniversity of TorontoDon BoyesEnglish5140BeginnerGIS, Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis
Introduction to GIS MappingUniversity of TorontoDon BoyesEnglish6140BeginnerGIS, Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis