Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Landscape archaeology

Landscape archaeology is about understanding how people organize space. Different approaches to landscape studies provide a deep understanding of how people build, reorganize and interact with the physical landscape, how people apply meaning to landscapes through praxis, thought, tradition and appropriation.

The range of landscapes approaches in the department is wide, including GIS and landscape analysis, cognitive landscape approaches, history of religion and phenomenological approaches as well as complex systems theory and historical ecology approaches to analyze socio-environmental interactions.