The Archaeology of the Settled Landscape

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode LKR019M10
Vaknaam The Archaeology of the Settled Landscape
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I
ECTS 10
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Leerdoelen 1. Have a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of at least one branch of the discipline (Dublin Core RMA qualification 1.1)

2.Have knowledge and understanding of the research methods and theories currently used in archaeology (Dublin Core RMA qualification 1.3),

3.Have knowledge and understanding of the meaning and function of artefacts, including the built environment, ecofacts and landscapes in their historical and contemporary context (Dublin Core RMA qualification 1.5),

4.Have knowledge and understanding of the role and relevance of archaeology in present-day society (Dublin Core RMA qualification 1.6),

5.Have the skills to apply contextual, ecological, quantitative, spatial and scientific methods of analysis when conducting independent research (Dublin Core RMA qualification 2.1).

6.Be able to critically evaluate the methodologies and theories currently used in their specialization (Dublin Core RMA qualification 3.1),

7.Be able to make connections between their own specialist knowledge of the branch chosen and related disciplines in the humanities and / or the social and natural sciences (Dublin Core RMA qualification 3.3),
Omschrijving This course is aimed at investigating the varied nature and dynamics of the settled landscapes in Europe’s past. Combining lectures on the theories and methodologies of landscape archaeology with thematic courses on the social, economic and ritual dimensions of past landscapes, students acquire a thorough understanding of the challenges and merits of cultural landscape studies in archaeology. For a topic chosen from offered suggestions, the students will write an essay in which the essential properties of a particular type of past European landscape comes to the fore. They will select an additional case-study and theoretical perspective for their essay, and present this in class to obtain feedback.
In the second part of the semester, students will read, analyze and draft grant proposals for studies in this field of archaeology. To this end, they will compile academic information from publications, researchers and peers into a (mock) grant proposal. Lectures on important aspects such as the ethical aspects, societal relevance and feasibility help the students in this process. As common to real grant applications, the students will be required to draft a rebuttal document after submitting their final versions and receiving student and teacher feedback on their proposal.
Uren per week 3
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. P.A.J. Attema
Docent(en) dr. S. Arnoldussen ,prof. dr. P.A.J. Attema ,dr. P.M. van Leusen
Entreevoorwaarden registration as Researchmaster student in Archaeology
Opmerkingen Attending classes is compulsory. Course is in English
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