Sight has been privileged in landscape studies since its very beginning; we should think to that as a consequence of our first approach to landscape and as a result of the different theorisations about it.
Reacting to the preeminence of viewing authors like Cosgrove, Daniels, Ingold… have tried to change our understanding of landscape and the methods we use in its study.
Mlekuz’s article about soundscapes could be understood in this sense of encouraging ‘new ways of approaching landscapes’. Which is the role of hearing in our view of landscape? Which is the importance of that in interpreting past societies from their remains?
The example we bring up today is very useful for discussion in two aspects:a methodological one, Which is the role of GIS unravelling landscapes? and a more theoretical aspect, what perspectives do we privilege in our study of landscape? which is the point on adding as much sense as possible?
The article is published in Internet Archaeology 16, 2004.