Landscape Archaeology

Magali WATTEAUX
President
Michael DONEUS
Vice-President
Léa HERMENAULT
Secretary

The commission aims to build an understanding of long-term processes of human adaptation to changing environmental and anthropogenic circumstances. It provides critical perspectives and key insights that contribute to multiple disciplines, such as history, geography, and engineering, which are integral to coping with current global challenges.

The commission also studies the impact of inherited practices and social organization on the landscape and promotes new techniques such as GIS, remote sensing, and 3D tools. It contributes to global challenges such as resilience in landscape management, sustainable development and urbanism.

Landscape archaeology offers critical perspectives and approaches to understand long-term processes and practices of how humans have transformed their physical surroundings to adapt to changing environmental and anthropogenic circumstances. Through investigations of where and why humans settled, food production, resource availability, urban development, or responses to natural disasters, archaeologists acquire data and have key insights that contribute to multiple disciplines, such as history, geography, engineering, that are integral to coping with current global challenges.

Its aims are the following:

  • to address the concepts of landscape archaeology
  • to assess the impact of inherited practices and social organization on the landscape
  • to share experience and to promote new techniques in archeogeography: GIS, remote sensing, 3D tools for various analyses including morphological, computational, and visual
  • contributions of archeogeography to global challenges: resilience in landscape management, sustainable development, urbanism, etc.

Research and publications

Activities

A large stone building with a tiled roof surrounded by lawns and paths.

Systems of settlement over lengthy time spans

S. Robert dir. with Anne Bretagnolle, Laurent Costa and Nicolas Verdier in the Cluster of Excellence 'Territorial and Spatial Dynamics' (LabEx DynamiTe).

An old map illustrating France and the edge of the UK.

Project DYNAREP

(DYNamique et Résilience des réseaux de circulation dans la bassin Parisien), S. Robert dir., with the participation of the programme ArcheoFab, the Fabrique Numérique du Passé (UMR Arscan Nanterre and MESRI) and the consortium Paris Time Machine (TGIR-Humanum).

An illustration promoting 'Stories of the Past: journey into lost landscapes'.

Danube´- Arch eLandscapes

Virtual archaeological landscapes of the Danube region.

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Members

Michael DONEUS
Universität Wien (Austria)
Anneli EKBLOM
Uppsala universitet (Sweden)
Ana Lúcia HERBERTS
Scientia Consultoria Científica (Brazil)
Léa HERMENAULT
Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium)
Paul LANE
University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Timothy MURTHA
University of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
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Cristiano PUTZOLU
Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria (Italy)
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Heather RICHARDS-RISSETTO
University of Nebraska–Lincoln (United States)
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Tobias RICHTER
Københavns Universitet (Denmark)
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Agostino SOTGIA
Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria (Italy)
Magali WATTEAUX
Université Rennes 2 (France)