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AY 3504
ARCHAEOLOGIES OF LANDSCAPE
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr J Oliver

Pre-requisite(s): None, although AY 3001 is recommended.

Note(s): Note that the student contribution to the field trip is likely to be 200-250. This course may NOT be included in a graduating curriculum with AY 4504.

This course will not be available in 2012/13, but will be available in 2013/14.

Landscape archaeology is now widely recognized as is a major area of contemporary research. This course will provide an overview of contemporary approaches to landscape in archaeological analysis highlighting their importance for a truly contextual archaeology. Topics will include prehistoric and historic landscapes, the situation of sites and monuments in their physical environment, island archaeology, seascapes and rock art. These topics will be addressed through a variety of geographical and chronological examples, and will include practical engagement facilitated through a four-day study trip to the Orkney Isles.

10 one-hour lectures and a four-day study trip to Orkney during the Easter Vacation (c.6 hours teaching per day)

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%); coursework (50%; critical book review).

Resit: Marks from continuous assessment to be carried forward (50%); 1 two-hour written examination (50%).