This 5-day Landscape Archaeology course combines class-room lectures, field visits, and site tours of the landscape, to give an immersive learning experience, introducing students to the wide and exciting field of landscape archaeology. The course focuses on the legendary landscape of Sherwood Forest as the main case study, with site visits to the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and other local historic landscape locations, including Creswell Crags, and Thoresby Hall. The course also includes examples from around the UK and the wider world, to enable students to experience the subject first-hand and to begin seeing the landscape in a new way.
The course studies not only the changes in landscape use over time, but also how people’s relationship to the landscape, in terms of it was viewed and imagined, changed over time as well. It also presents many of the methods available for examining, recording and viewing the landscape, and for reconstructing historic landscapes. The course also covers how the physical landscape is explored through geological history, and how different layers of settlement and culture can be revealed through the study of landscape archaeology.
The course costs £350 per person, accommodation is not provided.
Participants attending the course must be aged 15yrs and above. Any participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
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