ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPES AND IDENTITIES

The objective of this thematic unit is to study dynamic processes in the relationship of humans and landscape within settlements, fortifications, economic complexes, sacred spaces and communications. Research is oriented towards recognizing the models of human influence on the natural environment and vice-versa, as well as towards the symbolic significance of landscape resulting from that interaction. Various identities are formed in this complex relationship: cultural, social, ethnic, religious. The characteristic social constructs of communities are defined through the structure of gender identities and relationships. Archaeological heritage, often the only available source of information on past cultural and social landscapes, provides the basis for identifying various aspects of power, authority and dependence.

LANDSCAPES
IDENTITIES
SETTLEMENTS
RITUAL
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