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Environmental Archaeology Meaning and Purpose

by Umberto Albarella

  • ISBN: 9780792367635
  • ISBN10: 0792367634

Environmental Archaeology Meaning and Purpose

by Umberto Albarella

  • List Price: $269.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
  • Publish date: 01/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780792367635
  • ISBN10: 0792367634
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Description: Preface; U. Albarella.Introduction. Exploring the real Nature of environmental archaeology. An introduction; U. Albarella.Meaning and Purpose. Economic prehistory or environmental archaeology? On gaining a sense of identity; T. O'Connor. Re-inventing environmental archaeology. A comment on 'Economic prehistory or environmental archaeology? On gaining a sense of identity'; Y. Hamilakis. Whose dichotomy is it anyway? A reply to Hamilakis; T. O'Connor. Environmental archaeology is not human palaeoecology; J. Driver. Environmental archaeology is dead: long live bioarchaeology, geoarchaeology and human palaeoecology. A comment on 'Environmental archaeology is not human palaeoecology'; K. Thomas. A reply to Thomas; J. Driver. The poverty of empiricism and the tyranny of theory; S. Roskams, T. Saunders. Commercialising the palaeoenvironment. Developer funding and environmental archaeology; G. Hughes, A. Hammon. The responsibilities of archaeologists to nature conservation; R. Roseff. Sustainability and the rate of change. A comment on 'The responsibilities of archaeologists to nature conservation'; P. Graves-Brown. A reply to Graves-Brown; R. Roseff. What is geoarchaeology? Re-examining the relationship between archaeology and earth sciences; M. Canti. Is human osteoarchaeology environmental archaeology? J.S. Derevenski.Case Studies. The rhetoric of people and grains; D. Gheorghiu. A match made in heaven or a marriage of convenience? The problems and rewards of integrating palaeoecological and archaeological data; C. Loveluck, K. Dobney. Historical archaeology and new directions in environmental archaeology. Examples from Neolithic Scandinavia and Venezuela (400-1400 AD); S. Koerner, R. Gassn. Can't seethe wood for the trees. Interpreting woodland fire history from microscopic charcoal; J. Moore. The potential for using religious belief to derive environmental information on past societies, with a case study on the environment of Attica; R. Shiel. Reconstructing house activity areas; H. Smith, P. Marshall, M.P. Pearson. Environmental archaeology and the interpretation of social space. A comment on 'Reconstructing house activity areas'; K. Milek. When method meets theory. The use and misuse of cereal producer/consumer models in archaeobotany; W. Smith. Producers and consumers in archaeobotany. A comment on 'When method meets theory: the use and misuse of cereal producer/consumer models in archaeobotany'; C. Bakels.Conclusions. Agendas for environmental archaeology; G. Barker.Index.
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