Anthropology : This course investigates the application of landscape, together with other spatial concepts and a range of spatial analytical techniques in archaeological practice. We will interrogate the application of a range of theoretical approaches (phenomenological, semiotic, socio-evolutionary, socio-historical), and analytical techniques (regional survey, distributional mapping, spatial graphing, remote sensing, GIS) to archaeological investigations of past landscapes with particular attention to epistemological issues that articulate research problems with appropriate scales and strategies for analyzing and interpreting data. We will explore how a range of social practices produced multi-scalar landscapes, and how the active materiality of landscapes recursively created, maintained and contested social relations.
Terms: Fall 2023
Instructors: Johansen, Peter (Fall)