Archaeology as sustainability science
The course offers in-depth knowledge about how archaeological research and the archaeological scientific perspective contribute to a deeper understanding of ecological, economic, and social sustainability and sustainable development. A series of topics elucidate archaeology's contributions to sustainability scholarship, for instance urban planning, agriculture, and food and freshwater security. Topics are critically discussed within different theoretical and methodological frameworks, with an emphasis on anthropocentric and interdisciplinary historical ecology. The course offers a broad understanding of the fields' different vantage points and possibilities, which are further detailed from selected case studies. The course applies a global perspective, with case studies from both the Global South and North.