Throughout history, landscapes have affected human actions, and human actions have affected landscapes. The complex interactions between humans and the environment help shape who we are, where and how we live, and what we do. In this course, we will consider what landscapes are, how archaeologists study them, and why such study is important. We will examine features that lie between archaeological sites, as well as different types of landscapes, including sacred and political ones. Perhaps most importantly, we will consider landscape archaeology’s practical impacts and tangible benefits.
Professor Sarah Kurnick
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