The course aims to give the student a basic knowledge of the main debate on medieval archaeology in Europe. In particular, we wish the students are aware of the main regional peculiarities among distant regions. They have different chronologies, settlement patterns, resource exploitation, mobility and water management throughout the whole middle ages. On the contrary, a second goal is to understand the main common features. A third goal is to let the student be able to manage the vast literature also thanks to digital resources. It will help to start a first research on the topics of medieval archaeology in Europe.