Landscapes, as studied by geographers, anthropologists, and archaeologists, have been interpreted in diverse ways. Common to these diverse approaches is an increasing attention to landscape in everyday life. As embodied individuals we enter relationships with landscapes. As we move through landscapes, they can penetrate our interior world, provide resources for shaping our sense of who we are, and teach us how to behave and treat others. In this class we draw on methods from geography, archaeology, and history to discover the late 19th century landscape of Boone and surrounding Watauga County. This seminar provides hands-on opportunities for research with archival documents, photographs, maps, and limited, non-invasive archaeological survey. Field trips to historic sites within the county will be possible once the weather warms up later in the semester.