Landscape Archaeology (2019/2020)

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Name of lecturer
Fabio Saggioro
Fabio Saggioro
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
II semestre Ferrara dal Feb 24, 2020 al May 29, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Il corso si pone i seguenti obiettivi: 1) consentire allo studente di comprendere e contestualizzare gli approcci allo studio del paesaggio in archeologia; 2) conoscere metodi e strumenti adottati nell'ambito dell'archeologia dei paesaggi; 3) riflettere sulle strategie adottabili nei diversi contesti territoriali per lo studio dei paesaggi archeologici. Fornire un quadro dei processi e delle dinamiche che investono il i temi legati allo studio del paesaggio in archeologia.


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) Centrality and marginality in landscapes: equilibrium of landscape in historical periods (8h)
3) Archaeology of disaster: changing in landscapes (10 h)
4) Shaping the landscape: human impact on the landscape (6h)
Didactic methods
the course may be provide educational tours and
some activities in the laboratory, aim to learn use use of mapping tools , GIS and aerial images processing and interpretation,

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
B. David, J. Thomas Handbook of Landscape Archaeology Routledge 2008 9781598742947

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be an oral interview, where the themes debated in the lessons will be discussed .
They will write a short-term paper also, on topic of course.