Landscape Archaeology

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 10:30 to Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 12:00

Booking: Booking required. Please contact the museum.

Landscape Archaeology, a course by Hadrian Cook, Adrian Green and Jane Ellis-Schön

The course will run every Wednesday from 28 January - 8 April 2009 from 10.30 am – 12.00 noon.

The course will explore the landscape through records of human interactions with the natural world. The course will cover the impact of human activities from the Ice Age until the ‘Industrial Age’.

Lecture Sessions
Session 1: Landscape concepts and timeline for southern Britain
Session 2: Climate and environmental change from the Pleistocene
Session 3: Geology and Landscape in southern England
Session 4: Revolution (1): Agriculture and the Neolithic
Session 5: Landscape foundations: The Bronze Age
Session 6: Iron Age and the rise of urbanisation
Session 7: Roman Britain
Session 8: Anglo Saxons, Vikings and Norman invasion
Session 9: Medieval landscape development
Session 10: Death, enclosure and a second Agricultural Revolution
Session 11: Industrial landscapes and towns

No prior knowledge of the subject is needed.

Field visits (optional half-days):

  • Cranborne Chase: Prehistoric and multi-layered landscape
  • The Woodford Valley: Continuity and change
  • The Harnham Water Meadows: A specialised post medieval landscape
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