Using case-studies from the later prehistoric landscapes of Orkney I will explore one way in which a theoretically driven framework can be utilised to integrate landscape survey techniques. Instead of being solely a means of mapping and identifying features and anomalies, I will discuss how landscape survey techniques and in particular geophysical survey can be used to consider how spaces and places were created through human practice during the later prehistoric period. Such an integrated approach, drawing on both theoretical and methodological elements of landscape archaeology offers the potential to rigorously explore the ways in which people inhabited the world in the past and also a means of developing dialogues between quantitative and qualitative datasets.
19 Sept 2014
Landscape Perspectives: New Approaches in Archaeological Survey: 1st conference of the Landscape Survey