Landscape Archaeology


1) Understand the role of landscapes in the archaeological work and the particular contribution of archeology in understandin landscape contexts.
2) Understand the various scales of analysis in archaeology, from the object to the landscape.
3) Master methodologies in landscape analysis.
4) Identify the tangible and intangible elements that make up the landscape.
5) Know the national and international good practices in this area of research.

General characterization





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ANSCHUETZ, Kurt L., WILSHUSEN, and SCHEICK 2001 An Archaeology of Landscapes: Perspectives and Directions. Journal of Archaeological Research 9(2):157-211.
ASHMORE, W. and KNAPP, A.B. (eds.), 1999. Archaeologies of landscape: contemporary perspectives. Blackwell, Oxford.
DAVID, Bruno; and THOMAS, Julian. 2010. Handbook of Landscape Archaeology
FAIRCLOUGH, G. and RIPPON, S. (eds.), 2002. Europe´s cultural landscape: archaeologists and the management of changes. EAC, Brussels. EAC Occasional Paper no. 2
TILLEY, Christopher. 1994. A Phenomenology of Landscape: Places, Paths and Monuments. Berg, Oxford.
WYLIE, John. 2007. Landscape. USA and Canada: Routledge

Teaching method

Lectures accompanied by audiovisual information. Analysis of national and international case studies and group discussion. In class presentation of the research carried out by students. Study visits to museums and archaeological sites.
in class teaching

Evaluation method

1) Attendance and Participation (10%)
2) Written exam (45%)
3) Research assignment (45%)
100% = 20 points

Subject matter

1. Landscapes in Archaeology
1.1. The scale and landscape boundaries
1.2 Natural landscapes and cultural landscapes
1.3 Man as a transformative agent - environmental history
1.4 Landscape Dynamics: power and space
2. Landscape Analysis
2.1 Prospecting and landscape interpretation
2.2 Phenomenology
2.3 Spirit of Place
2.4 ´Reading´ the landscape
2.5 Characterization of the Historical Landscape
2.6 Landscape systems


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