Nottingham, United Kingdom

Archaeology and Geography

Bachelor's
Language: EnglishStudies in English
Subject area: humanities
Qualification: BA
Kind of studies: full-time studies, part-time studies
University website: www.nottingham.ac.uk
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Archaeology
Archaeology, or archeology, is the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture. The archaeological record consists of artifacts, architecture, biofacts or ecofacts, and cultural landscapes. Archaeology can be considered both a social science and a branch of the humanities. In North America, archaeology is considered a sub-field of anthropology, while in Europe archaeology is often viewed as either a discipline in its own right or a sub-field of other disciplines.
Geography
Geography (from Greek γεωγραφία, geographia, literally "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth. The first person to use the word "γεωγραφία" was Eratosthenes (276–194 BC). Geography is an all-encompassing discipline that seeks an understanding of the Earth and its human and natural complexities—not merely where objects are, but how they have changed and come to be.
Archaeology
Archaeology is destruction.
Mortimer Wheeler Archaeology From the Earth (1954)
Geography
The unique purpose of geography is to seek comprehension of the variable character of areas in terms of all the interrelated features which together form that variable character.
Richard Hartshorne (1958) Perspective on the nature of geography. p. 20.
Geography
Since my youth geography has been for me the primary object of study. When I was engaged in it, having applied the considerations of the natural and geometric sciences, I liked, little by little, not only the description of the earth, but also the structure of the whole machinery of the world, whose numerous elements are not known by anyone to date.
Gerardus Mercator (1578), Introduction to Ptolemy's Geography
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