Level of study Second Year
Credit value 20
Semester Scheduled for 1, 2012-13
Pre-requisite modules n/a
Other pre-requisites n/a
Landscape is one of the principal dimensions of modern archaeological study, investigated from both environmental and cultural perspectives. In this module you will learn about the ways in which past cultural landscapes were actively created and given meaning as people articulated the social, economic, religious and political dimensions of their lives across space and time.
Your focus will be on key interpretative themes such as landscapes of production, sacred landscapes, linear landscapes of journeying and pilgrimage, landscapes of violence and control, and landscapes of identity and belonging. While concentrating mainly on European and Mediterranean case studies, these themes are relevant to all periods of study and all parts of the world and we will draw on a wide range of comparative examples on a global scale, using archaeological, historical and anthropological sources.