Humans and the environment: new archaeological perspectives for the twenty-first century.

Humans and the environment: new archaeological perspectives for the twenty-first century

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ISBN details

  • ISBN 10: 019959029
  • ISBN 13: 9780199590292


Overview

The environment has always been a central concept for archaeologists and, although it has been conceived in many ways, its role in archaeological explanation has fluctuated from a mere backdrop to human action, to a primary factor in the understanding of society and social change. Drawing on data from across the globe at a variety of temporal and spatial scales, this volume resituates the way in which archaeologists use and apply the conceptof the environment. Overall the volume covers four basic themes, archaeological approaches to the way in which both scientists and locals conceive of the relationship between humans and theirenvironment, applied environmental archaeology, the archaeology of disaster, and new interdisciplinary directions, and each chapter critically explores the potential for archaeological data and practice to contribute to modern environmental issues.

Other Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press,
  • Language: Eng English
  • Format: print
  • Edition: 1
  • Dimensions: xxxii, 348 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Date Published: 2013
  • Authors: Matthew I. J. Davies