Landscape archaeology is the study of how people have used the environment around them.
There are two main strands to landscape archaeology: description and interpretation.
Description involves mapping archaeological sites and features over wide areas to try to work out their sequence and relationships to each other.
Interpretation focuses on the use of space by past communities and how they used the world around them.
Landscape archaeology is responsible for encouraging archaeologists to look at much bigger areas rather than concentrating on individual sites.