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Theory of landscape archaeology

Theory of landscape archaeology


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Archaeological field survey is a set of methods used by landscape archaeologists to study archaeological surface features in a landscape. Survey archaeology is based on the (theoretical) premises: “that human actions may occur, and leave an essentially continuous ‘blanket’ of traces, anywhere in the landscape, that the resulting surface is a palimpsest of such traces through time, and that patterns in this record may be explained in part by the in turn limiting and enabling qualities of the landscape.” (Van Leusen 2002, p. 1.3)

Research topics: Theory of Landscape Archaeology