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Landscape Archaeology - AHIS290

This unit introduces students to the theoretical issues, techniques and approaches that comprise landscape archaeology. The concepts of environment, ecosystem, and cultural landscape will be discussed.Students will reflect on how human societies have interacted with natural environments in the past and explore the limits of archaeological evidence on this topic. Social aspects of landscape will be discussed in a series of case studies on inequality, power relations, and social complexity. Students will learn to articulate research questions pertaining to archaeological change in space and time, investigate and analyse spatial patterns and assess human impact on the landscape. The methods introduced in the unit include remote sensing, paleo-environmental studies, geoarchaeology, predictive modelling, multi-scalar analysis, and settlement patterns analysis. The course will incorporate a critical review of the methods frequently used in landscape archaeology such as surface survey.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Adela Sobotkova

AHIS190 Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

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