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Human Landscapes

This cluster focuses on understanding the relationships between short- and long-term human and landscape processes through which cultural places are constructed and transformed.

 

This is achieved by using both established and innovative methodologies and a wide range of theoretical approaches that are applied to different ecologies at different spatial and temporal scales. The geographical scope of this research extends from the Cambridgeshire fens, to landscapes in the UK, different parts of Europe, southwest Asia and Australia, and focuses on topics as diverse as waterlogged Neolithic ceremonial landscapes, the nature of production in the medieval countryside, the complex inter-relationships between changes in social structure and the organisation of the medieval landscape. The research being carried out in the Charles McBurney Laboratory for Geoarchaeology has enhanced most of our research clusters through its collaborative fieldwork and use of micromorphological and geochemical techniques.

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