These classes examine the methods and practice of landscape archaeology. Landscape archaeology has become a central aspect of archaeological research over the last three decades. Considerations of landscape, its character and role in constituting peoples’ relationships and perceptions of place have also been at the heart of debates in archaeological theory. The classes will explore some of the key methodologies of landscape archaeology, including landscape survey, GIS, remote sensing, geophysical survey, geoarchaeology and palaeoenvironmental analysis, and landscape characterisation. Throughout the course we will examine the relationship between these methodologies and the conceptual frameworks that have developed in landscape archaeology in recent decades.

The principal aims of the classes are:
• To develop students’ understanding and critical awareness of key themes in landscape archaeology
• To develop understanding and competence in key methodologies for landscape research and analysis.