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Subject related Partnerships with Institutions of Higher Education

Master Landscape Archaeology at the University of Peradeniya

The partnership aims to consolidate the academic education in the interdisciplinary field of
landscape archaeology between the Freie Universitat Berlin and the University of Peradeniya
on a graduate level. This will be achieved by the implementation of a master study program
‘Landscape Archaeology’ at the University of Peradeniya as partner study program to the joint
MSc Landscape Archaeology of the Freie Universitat Berlin and the Hochschule fur Technik
und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW).



Participants of the 2nd project workshop in Berlin Summer 2014

Beside the implementation of the master study program at the University of Peradeniya, the 
applied measures include workshops, student and lecturer exchange, joint preparation of 
teaching material and joint summer schools.

The combination of these measures strengthen and consolidate the partnership between the 
Freie Universitat Berlin and the University of Peradeniya in the interdisciplinary field of 
landscape archaeology and build a stable basis for the implementation of the study program,
including the enhancement and improvement of teaching facilities and competence.



Participants and lectures of the Summer School 2016 “Reconstruction of the prehistoric settlement landscape in the floodplain of the Malwathu Oya in the hinterland of Anuradhapura” in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka




Participants, lectures and project partners after the successful conduction of a two short-term lectures on “GIS for archaeologist” and “Introduction to Landscape Archaeology” in front of the Postgraduate Institute for Science at University of Peradeniya in autumn 2014


The outcome of the project can be differentiated in three sub products:

1. The graduates of the master program ‘Landscape Archaeology’, who dispose of specific
    qualifications at the interface between archaeology and geoscience:

  • understanding for complex interactions between human and environment in prehistoric and
    historic time,
  • application of advanced methods of spatial data processing, survey techniques,
    paleoenvironmental research and basics of modeling,
  • evaluating of spatial pattern and processes of prehistoric and historic human environment
    interaction as well as natural and cultural landscape development
  • under the consideration of a paleoclimatic background, interpretation of paleoenvironmental

2. Enhancement of institutional and teaching capacities at the University of Peradeniya

3. A strengthen and consolidated network between both universities in the field of landscape


Project lead:                                   

Prof. Dr. Wiebke Bebermeier            


Institute for Geographic Science

Malteserstraße 74-100

D-12249 Berlin


Email: wiebke.bebermeier@fu-berlin.de

Tel.: (30) 838-70873


Univ.Prof. Dr. Brigitta Schütt


Institute for Geographic Science

Malteserstraße 74-100

D-12249 Berlin


E-Mail: brigitta.schuett@fu-berlin.de


Gefördert vom DAAD aus Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für wirtschaftliche
Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)