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The archaeology of drylands : living at the margin

Author: Graeme Barker; D D Gilbertson
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Series: One world archaeology, 39.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The chapters in this book discuss successes and failures of past land use and settlement in drylands, and contribute to wider debates about desertification and the sustainability of dryland settlement.
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Archaeology of drylands.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2000
(DLC) 00038257
(OCoLC)43798519
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Graeme Barker; D D Gilbertson
ISBN: 020316573X 9780203165737 9780415230018 0415230012
OCLC Number: 54663528
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 372 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Book Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Contributors; Foreword; Preface; Part I INTRODUCTION; 1 Living at the margin: themes in the archaeology of drylands; 2 The dynamic climatology of drylands; Part II SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL ASIA; 3 The decline of desert agriculture: a view from the classical period Negev; 4 Farmers, herders and miners in the Wadi Faynan, southern Jordan: a 10,000-year landscape archaeology; 5 Differing strategies for water supply and farming in the Syrian Black Desert.
Series Title: One world archaeology, 39.
Responsibility: edited by Graeme Barker and David Gilbertson.

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