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MULTIVARIATE LANDSCAPE AFFORDANCES IN SPATIO-ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVES
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Landscape and nature are considered a methodological dichotomy. However, this approach includes an anthropocentric conception of the world, which has developed from the emic perspective of the acting human being within his cultural landscapes. In this approach, nature is attributed a meaning – what inevitably contradicts itself. But how can such semantic categories be identified and how are landscapes assembled from different spatial and temporal components? In this work, the concept of landscape affordances developed by James J. Gibson in the late 1970’s is combined with the interdisciplinary approach of geoarchaeology to analyse and interpret human activity patterns in different chronological periods. Comprehensive environmental landscape analyses from two study areas of the Ostalb (Lauchheim) and the Upper Rhine region are presented, which are linked to archaeological distribution patterns, chronological phases, and sociocultural developments. The temporal focus lies on the Roman Empire and the Early Middle Ages and covers the first 700 years AD. The aim of this work is to link GIS-supported spatial analyses of past landscape dynamics with current issues of population development in pre-modern societies, their landscape perception, and transformation.
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