Handbook of Landscape Archaeology

Handbook of Landscape Archaeology

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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.
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  • Paperback | 719 pages
  • 170.18 x 251.46 x 35.56mm | 1,224.69g
  • Walnut Creek, United States
  • English
  • 1598746162
  • 9781598746167
  • 312,955

Table of contents

Part I: Historical Perspectives 1. Landscape Archaeology: Introduction, Bruno David and Julian Thomas 2. Place in Landscape Archaeology: A Philosophical Prelude, Edward S. Casey 3. Pathways To a Panoramic Past: A Brief History of European Landscape Archaeology, Timothy Darvill 4. A Brief History of Landscape Archaeology in the Americas, Thomas Patterson 5. Thinking of Landscape Archaeology in Africa's Later Prehistory, Rod McIntosh Part II: Encountering Humans: Mapping Place 6. Non-human Primate Approaches to Landscapes, Russell Hill 7. Pre-Homo sapiens Place-Worlds, Andrew Chamberlain 8. Evolutionary Psychology and Archaeological Landscapes, Herbert D.G. Maschner and Ben C. Marler Part III: Thinking Through Landscapes 9. Uncommon Ground: Landscapes as Social Geography, Veronica Strang 10. Island Biogeography: Implications and Applications for Archaeology, John Edward Terrell 11. Reading Between the Lands: Towards an Amphibious Archaeological Settlement Model for Maritime Migrations, Joe Crouch 12. Sentient Sea: Seascapes as Spiritscapes, Ian McNiven 13. Living Landscapes of the Dead: Archaeology of the Afterworld Among the Rumu of Papua New Guinea, Bruno David, Max Pivoru, William Pivoru, B. Barker, James F. Weiner, D. Simala, J. Sepe, T. Kokents, L. Araho and J. Dop 14. Visions of the Cosmos: Ceremonial Landscapes and Civic Plans, Wendy Ashmore 15. Quarried Away: Thinking About Landscapes of Megalithic Construction on Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Sue Hamilton and Colin Richards 16. Object Fragmentation in Past Landscapes, John Chapman 17. Boundaries and the Archaeology of Frontier Zones, Mike McCarthy 18. The Social Construction of Water, Veronica Strang 19. The Archaeology of Territory and Territoriality, Maria Nieves Zedeno 20. Marks of Possession: The Archaeology of Territory in Australia and Southern Africa, Paul Tacon 21. From Physical to Social Landscapes: Multidimensional Approaches to the Archaeology of Social Place in the European Upper Palaeolithic, Jean-Michel Geneste, Jean-Christophe Casel and Jean-Pierre Chadelle 22. The Use of Ethnography in Landscape Archaeology, Paul J. Lane Part IV: Living landscapes: The Body and the Experience of Place 23. Gender in Landscape Archaeology, Amanda Kearney 24. Hidden Landscapes of the Body, Clive Gamble 25. The Body and the Senses, Paul Rainbird 26. Phenomenological Approaches to Landscape Archaeology, Chris Tilley 27. Memory, Place, and the Memorialization of Landscapes, Ruth M. Van Dyke 28. Virtual Reality, Visual Envelopes and Characterizing Landscape, Vicki Cummings 29. Landscape and Personhood, Chris Fowler 30. Archaeology, Landscape and Dwelling, Julian Thomas 31. Building and Architecture as Landscape Practice, Lesley McFadyen 32. Implications of Farming and Herding on Human Landscapes in Southwestern Asia, Ofer Bar-Yosef 33. Domesticated Landscapes, John Edward Terrell and John Hart 34. Punctuated Landscapes: Creating Cultural Places in Volcanically Active Environments, Robin Torrence Part V: Characterizing Landscapes 35. Dating in Landscape Archaeology, Richard G. Roberts and Zenobia Jacobs 36. Stratigraphy, Depositional Environments and Palaeolandscape Reconstruction in Landscape Archaeology, Nicola Stern 37. Geographical Scale in Understanding Behavioral Landscapes, Lesley Head 38. Landscape and Climate Change, Mike Rowland 39. Human Behavioral Ecology and the Use of Ancient Landscapes, Douglas W. Bird and Brian Codding 40. Desert Landscapes in Archaeology: A Case Study From the Negev, Steven A. Rosen 41. Landscapes of Fire: Origins, Politics and Questions, Christian Kull 42. Microbotanical Remains in Landscape Archaeology, Cassandra Rowe and Peter Kershaw 43. Beyond Economy: Seed Analysis in Landscape Archaeology, Andrew Stephen Fairbairn 44. The Use of Charcoal in Landscape Archaeology, Nic Dolby 45. Terrestrial Invertebrates in Landscape Archaeology, Nick Porch 46. Environmental Archaeology: Interpreting Practices in the Landscape Through Geoarchaeology, Tim Denham 47. The Archaeology of Wetland Landscapes: Method and Theory at the Beginning of the 21st Century, Robert Van de Noort 48. Lithics and Landscape Archaeology, Chris Clarkson 49. The Use of Human Skeletal Remains in Landscape Archaeology, Donald Pate 50. Using DNA in Landscape Archaeology, Lisa Matisoo-Smith 51. Sourcing Techniques in Landscape Archaeology, Glenn Summerhayes 52. Tracking Ancient Routes Across Polynesian Seascapes, Marshall Weisler 53. The Uses of Archaeological Faunal Remains in Landscape Archaeology, Ingrid Mainland 54. Survey Strategies in Landscape Archaeology, Thomas Richards 55. Non-invasive Sub-surface Mapping Techniques, Satellite and Aerial Imagery in Landscape Archaeology, Paul Cheetham 56. Geographical Information Systems, James Conolly 57. Ploughzone Archaeology in Historical Archaeology, Alasdair Brooks 58. Landscape Formation Processes, Michael Heilen, Michael B. Schiffer and J. Jefferson Reid 59. Counter-mapping in the Archaeological Landscape, Denis Byrne Part VI: Non-level Playing Fields: Diversities, Inequalities and Power Relations in Landscape Archaeology 60. Landscapes of Power, Institution and Incarceration, Eleanor Casella 61. Native American Approaches to Landscape Archaeology: Lessons from the Burns Paiute, Diane Lorraine Teeman 62. When a Stone Tool is A Dingo: Country and Relatedness in Australian Aboriginal Notions of Landscape, John Bradley 63. Imagined Landscapes: Edges of the (Un)known, Lynette Russell 64. Topographies of Values: Ethical Issues in Landscape Archaeology, Marisa Lazzari 65. Contested Landscapes: Rights to History, Rights to Place - Who Controls Archaeological Places?, Jane Lydon
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About Julian Thomas

Bruno David is the QEII Fellow and Co-Director of the Programme for Australian Indigenous Archaeology at Monash University in Melbourne.||Julian Thomas has been the Chair of Archaeology at Manchester University since 2000
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