This module introduces a range of important themes and issues in landscape archaeology. We will consider the development of landscape archaeology and the theoretical frameworks that underpin our subject. We then go on to address the key approaches and methodologies in landscape archaeology; looking at the development of mapping, through to the uses of geographical information systems. The role of environmental reconstruction is another important topic dealt with during this first term. Historic Landscape Characterisation is also introduced; the links between landscape archaeology and heritage management will be considered in this session. Many of these issues will also be discussed during a day long fieldtrip. Ultimately, this module provides an overview of this dynamic and multi-disciplinary area of modern archaeology.
Upon completion of this module students should: