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Landscape Archaeology - AHIS290

Landscape Archaeology unit builds on AHIS190. Students will broaden their knowledge of archaeological approaches and concepts through a shift of emphasis from the study of a single site to an entire landscape. Class discussions will revolve around the concepts of natural and cultural landscapes, environmental and cultural change, and the limits of archaeological evidence. Students will explore the evidence of past human interaction with the environment, attempt population estimates from archaeological data, and critique associated literature. Social aspects of landscape will be discussed in a series of case studies on ritual behavior, inequality, power relations, and social complexity. Students will learn the basics of research design, and articulate research questions answerable through the application of landscape archaeology methods and approaches. The methods introduced in the unit will include surface survey, remote sensing, paleo-environmental approaches, geo-archaeology, catchment analysis, and spatial analysis. Students will have a choice of hands-on assignments corresponding to their level of digital competence.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Ania Kotorba-Morley

AHIS190 Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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