20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: A series of lectures and seminars examines the responses of past cultures to natural catastrophes and periods of dramatic climate change which took place from earlier prehistoric times to the post medieval period across the globe. The module draws on the archaeological and historical evidence but also includes a review of the physical landscape record. It will explore the development of the landscape change brought about by these natural hazards and its contribution to changes in human society and nature of the archaeological record. Student led as well as staff led seminars will feature to ensure that examples drawn from all time periods of interest to the student body are addressed.

Staff Contact: AYALA GIANNA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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