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People, landscape change and settlement: the last 15,000 years (GEGR10107)







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Course Summary

This course is intended to provide an integrated palaeoecological approach to the origin and evolution of temperate and arctic environments during the Lateglacial and Holocene, with particular reference to the interplay between human and natural landscapes.

Course Description

The intention of the course is to ensure that all participants are familiar with the general principles of reconstruction of past environments and the broad outlines and limitations of the wide range of techniques available, in particular the evidence gained from studies of invertebrate faunas. The objective is to understand how the data used to reconstruct the dynamic Lateglacial and Holocene environment are acquired, how they may be used for the interpretation of past environments and how they may be used to inform decisions on conservation.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 60%, Coursework 40%, Practical Exam 0%

Additional Assessment Information

One 2,000 word degree essay (40%) and one 24-hour examination (2 questions) (60%).Overall mark for the course (i.e. coursework and examinations) of at least 40 required to pass the course.Assessment deadlines:Degree essay - Week 8

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