Handbook of Landscape Archaeology

Over the past three decades, 'landscape' has become an umbrella term to describe many different strands of archaeology.


Author: Bruno David

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315427720

Category: Social Science

Page: 719

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Over the past three decades, “landscape” has become an umbrella term to describe many different strands of archaeology. From the processualist study of settlement patterns to the phenomenologist’s experience of the natural world, from human impact on past environments to the environment’s impact on human thought, action, and interaction, the term has been used. In this volume, for the first time, over 80 archaeologists from three continents attempt a comprehensive definition of the ideas and practices of landscape archaeology, covering the theoretical and the practical, the research and conservation, and encasing the term in a global framework. As a basic reference volume for landscape archaeology, this volume will be the benchmark for decades to come. All royalties on this Handbook are donated to the World Archaeological Congress.

Interpreting the Landscape

Michael Aston uses a wide range of source material to study the complex and dynamic history of the countryside, illustrating his points with aerial photographs, maps, plans and charts.


Author: Michael Aston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134746309

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Most places in Britain have had a local history written about them. Up until this century these histories have addressed more parochial issues, such as the life of the manor, rather than explaining the features and changes in the landscape in a factual manner. Much of what is visible today in Britain's landscape is the result of a chain of social and natural processes, and can be interpreted through fieldwork as well as from old maps and documents. Michael Aston uses a wide range of source material to study the complex and dynamic history of the countryside, illustrating his points with aerial photographs, maps, plans and charts. He shows how to understand the surviving remains as well as offering his own explanations for how our landscape has evolved.

Landscape Archaeology

Because the character of landscape is reducible to individual actions and perceptions in community contexts , landscape studies , archaeology included , require the recognition of the interplay between the historical self and community ...


Author: Rebecca Yamin

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 0870499203

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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As the editors note, "This volume includes many searching looks at the landscape, not just to understand ourselves, but to understand the context for other peoples' lives in other times, to unravel the landscapes they created and explain the meanings embedded in them.".

Seeing the Unseen Geophysics and Landscape Archaeology

Many researchers and students have collaborated, and are continuing to collaborate, in the Siena and Grosseto archaeological mapping projects. Special thanks are also due to the research team of the Laboratory of Landscape Archaeology ...


Author: Stefano Campana

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203889558

Category: Science

Page: 376

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SEEING THE UNSEEN. GEOPHYSICS AND LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY is a collection of papers presented at the advanced XV International Summer School in ArchaeologyGeophysics for Landscape Archaeology (Grosseto, Italy, 10-18 July 2006). Bringing together the experience of some of the worlds greatest experts in the field of archaeological prospection, the

The Landscape Archaeology of Anglo Saxon England

1 The Landscape Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England: An Introduction1 NICK HIGHAM This volume is one of a pair to emerge from a conference on the Landscape of Anglo-Saxon England hosted in 2007 by the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon ...


Author: N. J. Higham

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781843835820

Category: History

Page: 231

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The Anglo-Saxon period was crucial to the development of the English landscape, but is rarely studied. The essays here provide radical new interpretations of its development.

Landscape archaeology between art and science

A first type of archaeological practice (the oldest) that uses landscape as a tool (notably merely a scale) for ... Landscape Archaeology can offer long-term explanatory models, and cross-time and crosscultural comparisons.


Author: E.B. Guttmann-Bond

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048516070

Category: History

Page: 525

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Researchers in landscape archaeology use two different definitions of landscape. One definition (landscape as territory) is used by the processual archaeologists, earth scientists, and most historical geographers within this volume. By contrast, post-processual archaeologists, new cultural geographers and anthropologists favour a more abstract definition of landscape, based on how it is perceived by the observer. Both definitions are addressed in this book, with 35 papers that are presented here and that are divided into six themes: 1) How did landscape change?; 2) Improving temporal, chronological and transformational frameworks; 3) Linking landscapes of lowlands with mountainous areas; 4) Applying concepts of scale; 5) New directions in digital prospection and modelling techniques, and 6) How will landscape archaeology develop in the future? This volume demonstrates a worldwide interest in landscape archaeology, and the research presented here draws upon and integrates the humanities and sciences. This interdisciplinary approach is rapidly gaining support in new regions where such collaborations were previously uncommon.

Environmental Reconstruction in Mediterranean Landscape Archaeology

Reconstructing the classical landscape with figures: some interpretive explorations in North-West Keos. ... Its future use by Community archaeologists working in Mediterranean landscape archaeology will be the ultimate test of the ...


Author: Philippe Leveau

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781785704314

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

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Contents include: Introduction ( K Walsh ); Palynology ( S Bottema ); A database for the palynological recording of human activity ( V Andrieu, E Brugiapaglia, R Cheddadi, M Reille and J-L de Beaulieu ); The contribution of anthracology ( J-L Vernet ); Dendroclimatology ( F Guibal ); Techniques in Landscape Archaeology ( A G Brown ); L'apport de la micromorphologie des sols ( N Fédoroff ); Reconstructing past soil environments ( R S Shiel ); The Geochemistry of Soil Sediments ( D D Gilbertson and J P Grattam ); Searching the Ports of Troy ( E Zanagger, M Timpson, S Yazvenko and H Leiermann ); The pontine region in central Italy ( P Attema, J Delvigne and B J Haagsma ); Population pressure on agricultural resources in Karstic landscapes ( P Novacovic, H Simoni and B Music ); La Pianura padana centrale tra il Bronzo Medio ed il Bronzo finale ( M Cremaschi ); The ancient ports of Marseille and Fos, Provence, southern France ( C Vella, C Morhange and M Provansal ); The evolution of field systems in the middle Rhône valley ( J-F Berger and C Jung ); La línea de Costa en época histórica en el Golfo de Valencia ( P Carmona ); The Vallée des Baux, Southern France ( P Leveau ); The étang de Berre, southern France ( F Trément ); Geoarchaeology in mediterranean landscape archaeology ( G Barker and J Bintliff ).

Landscape Archaeology in Southern Epirus Greece I

Modern landscape archaeology draws upon several older traditions , including human geography , the “ New Archaeology , " and landscape studies such as those of the British Royal Commission on Historical Monuments ( Keay and Millett 1991 ...


Author: Kostas Zachos

Publisher: ASCSA

ISBN: 0876615329

Category: History

Page: 292

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The first in a two-volume series, Landscape Archaeology in Southern Epirus, Greece, this book presents the results of the Nikopolis Project (1991-1996), the first large-scale, systematic survey in the Epirus region of Greece.

An Essay In Landscape Archaeology

landscape archaeology developed apace with the uptake of post-processualism during the 1980s and early 1990s. Arguably one can observe its roots in both the work of the romantic and nostalgic work of W.G. Hoskins and the scientific ...


Author: Mark Hall

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781300425816



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Landscape Archaeology of the Western Nile Delta

Archaeological Survey. New york: Kluwer. Barker, Graeme, Richard Hodges, and Gill Clark. 1995. A Mediterranean Valley: Landscape Archaeology and Annales History in the Biferno Valley. London; New york: Leicester University Press.


Author: Joshua R. Trampier

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781937040185

Category: History

Page: 277

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Different ideas of what constitutes an archaeological site have developed over two centuries of scholarship and heritage law in Egypt, with sites often (unconsciously) conceived as lands with museum-quality pieces and striking monumental, mortuary, and/or epigraphic remains. As a result, the material record of the powerful dominates Egyptological discourse, leaving hundreds of unexplored sites in the Delta floodplain and their potential contributions to a narrative of Egyptian culture largely ignored. Attempting to correct this, the author integrates historical maps, remote sensing data, and ancient texts to understand the dynamic landscape of the western Nile Delta. Weaving together new archaeological survey, Corona satellite images, and a targeted program of drill coring, this volume offers a palimpsest of settlement and paleoenvironment from the New Kingdom to Late Roman era. In the face of forces undermining many sites' integrity, this study adapts techniques in landscape archaeology to an Egyptian context, anticipating triage and salvage in the decades to come.