Looking at the landscape

For thousands of years the Lincolnshire landscape has been shaped by nature and people. When archaeologists look at the landscape, they try to work out what is created by nature and what is created by people. Throughout this course we show you how archaeologists do this, so that you will be able to do the same.

This course is divided into three topics. By working through each in turn, you will find background information about how we study the landscape and specific examples of landscape features of historical interest.

  • What can we see in the landscape: In this section we will show you how the shape and structure of the landscape can tell the story of what has happened in that area.
  • The influence of the natural landscape: Nature has helped shape the landscape around us in a variety of ways. The natural features of the landscape also influence the activities of the people who live there.
  • The influence of people on the landscape: As people live in a place, they change it. In this section we will look at the clues left behind as people change the landscape.