Tuesdays beginning 29 April through to 3 June 10.15 am – 12.45 pm
Course tutors, Hadrian Cook & Steve Hannath.
The modern landscape is largely the result of human impact on a geological base, so that Landscape Studies are concerned with human interactions with the natural world. At work are environmental factors such as climate change, soil development and vegetation communities, while human impact incorporates agriculture, buildings and environmental modification for a range of purposes including agriculture, manufacturing, ritual, habitation and transport. The course will cover the landscape impact of human activities from the ‘Ice Age’ until the dawn of the ‘Industrial Age’.
The programme will focus on southern England in general, and ‘Wessex’ in particular, in ten sessions. Six two-hour sessions will be at the Salisbury Museum and there will be four guided walks. Due to the great time-span covered in the course, only key topics will be selected from each time period identified.
Learning outcomes will include an appreciation of the natural and human variables involved in landscape formation and reaching a synthesis of human impact on the landscape over time.
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