The course has the following aims:
1) enable the student to understand and contextualize the approaches to the study of landscape archeology;
2) know methods and instruments, using in landscape archeology approaches;
3) reflect about the strategies can be adopted in different territories for the study of archaeological landscapes.
historical and archaeological knowledge of basic level
The course deals the study of landscape archeology.
It is divided into several sub-themes that will help to develop general aspects (which will cover both the theoretical approaches to the study of landscape archeology), as case studies and applications, providing a picture of the scientific debate on the subject.
1) Landscape archaeology: theory and methods (6 h)
2) Man in the landscape, body, image and "natural" historical landscape: discussions, patterns and approaches to the topic (2h)
3) The landscapes of transformation: from Late Antiquity to Middle Ages (6 h)
4) Landscapes in equilibrium in Po Plain: the role of wetlands, from shaping waterscapes to reclamation activities (4h)
5) Mountain landscapes: natural dynamics, seasonal occupations and strategies and great settlements transformations (6h)
6) Landscapes of Power (6h): between villas, castles and monasteries
the course may be provide educational tours
a text chosen by:
In B. David, J. Thomas (edited by), Handbook of Landscape Archaeology, Walnut Creek 2008:
PART V. Characterizing Landscapes, pp. 345-609.
N. Mancassola, F. Saggioro (a cura di), Medioevo. Paesaggi. Metodi, Mantova 2006.
small report (elaboration and discussion)
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