Disciplinary territories and disciplines of the territory: Paths and intersections between the archaeological research and other scientific approaches to the landscape
This paper discusses the development, within the framework of archaeological knowledge, of a specific branch of study dedicated to landscapes, describing its scientific outlines and research objectives. The work deals with the archaeological concept of ancient and contemporary territories, intended as historical and social layered landscapes. Among the qualifying features of this archaeological activity are diachrony and
interdisciplinarity, which promote a close integration with various other scientific disciplines dealing with the territory.
Environmental archaeology, rural archaeology, spatial archaeological analysis represent the areas most linked and intertwined with other research fields. They produce a complex and global archaeological study of layered landscapes aimed at a multi-dimensional planning.