The last decades have seen considerable debate among theorists and historiographers about the extent to which historians resort to literary modes of representation and how far historical accounts owe their persuasiveness and explanatory power to narrative structures. As a result, the investigation of historical accounts using methods drawn from literary studies has become a highly diversified and rather confusing field. There is, of course, no reason to believe that the tendency to resort to particular narrative patterns has played an less important a role in the field of archaeology. Nevertheless, it is only recently that scholars have begun to apply narratological concepts in their investigations of the history of archaeology. A brief look at archaeological representations of human migrations demonstrates the usefulness of such approaches. Since these accounts usually cover long periods of time and encompass several historical actors and spaces, archaeologists have made use of certain narrative strategies in order to arrange their facts and to transform them into more or less coherent stories.